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					                                  CONTENTS

           Preamble                                                 1
I     General Provisions                                            1

      Article 1                                                     1
           Scope of application                                     1
II    Entries – Admission – Integrity of the Competition – Duties   1

      Article 2                                                     1
           Number of clubs per UEFA member association              1
           Titleholder                                              1
           Admission criteria                                       2
           Admission procedure                                      4
      Article 3                                                     4
           Integrity of the competition                             4
      Article 4                                                     6
           Duties of the clubs                                      6
III   Trophies and Medals                                           7

      Article 5                                                     7
           Trophy                                                   7
           Medals                                                   8
IV    Responsibilities                                              8

      Article 6                                                     8
           UEFA responsibilities                                    8
           Responsibilities of the associations and clubs           8
V     Competition System                                            9

      Article 7                                                     9
           Number of rounds                                         9
           Qualifying phase                                         10
           Play-offs                                                10
           Group stage                                              10
           Round of 16                                              12
           Quarter-finals                                           12
           Semi-finals                                              12
           Final                                                    12
      Article 8                                                       12
           Away goals and extra time under the knockout system        12
      Article 9                                                       13
           Seeding of clubs                                           13
           Ties                                                       13
VI    Refusal to Play, Cancellation of a Match, Match Abandoned and
      Similar Cases                                                   14

      Article 10                                                      14
           Refusal to play and similar cases                          14
      Article 11                                                      14
           Match cancelled before departure of the visiting club      14
           Match cancelled after departure of the visiting club       15
           Match abandoned                                            15
           Expenses                                                   16
VII   Fixtures, Match Dates, Venues and Kick-off Times                16

      Article 12                                                      16
           Match dates                                                16
           Kick-off times                                             17
           Confirmation of fixtures for the qualifying phase          17
           Automatic reversals                                        17
           Venues                                                     17
           Alternative venues                                         18
           Final                                                      18
VIII Stadiums                                                         18

      Article 13                                                      18
           Stadium categories                                         18
           Exceptions to a structural criterion                       18
           Stadium certificate and safety requirements                19
           Stadium inspections                                        19
           Pitch conditions                                           19
           Artificial turf standard                                   20
           Floodlights                                                20
           Clocks                                                     20
           Giant screens                                              21
           Public screens                                             21
           Retractable stadium roofs                                  21
IX    Match Organisation                                              22

      Article 14                                                      22
           Flags                                                      22
           Pitch watering schedule                                    22
           Venue data coordinator position and accreditation          22
           Advertising boards operator position and accreditation     23
           Substitution boards                                        23
           Ticket allocations                                         23
           Training sessions on the pitch                             23
           Arrival of the teams                                       24
           Handshakes, walk-on music and anthems                      24
           Substitutes’ benches, technical seats and technical area   24
           Medical requirements                                       24
X     Laws of the Game                                                24

      Article 15                                                      24
           Substitution of players                                    24
           Match sheet                                                25
           Replacement of players on the match sheet                  26
      Article 16                                                      26
           Half-time interval, break before extra time                26
      Article 17                                                      26
           Kicks from the penalty mark                                26
XI    Player Eligibility                                              27

      Article 18                                                      27
           General provisions                                         27
           Conditions for registration: List A                        28
           Conditions for registration: List B                        29
           Subsequent registration                                    29
XII   Kit                                                             30

      Article 19                                                      30
           UEFA Kit Regulations                                       30
           Kit approval procedure                                     30
           Colours                                                    30
           Player names and numbers                                   31
           Choice of shirt sponsor                                    31
           Change of shirt sponsor                                    31
           Deadline for changes of shirt sponsor                      31
           Non-use of shirt sponsor due to national legislation       32
           Competition badge                                          32
          Titleholder badge                                            32
          Respect badge                                                32
          Multiple-winner badge                                        32
          Items which do not form part of the playing attire           33
          Special material used in the stadium                         33
          Balls and official ball                                      33
XIII Referees                                                          33

     Article 20                                                        33
          Appointment                                                  34
          Arrival                                                      34
          Unfit referee                                                34
          Referee’s report                                             34
          Referee liaison officer                                      34
XIV Disciplinary Law and Procedures – Doping                           34

     Article 21                                                        34
          UEFA Disciplinary Regulations                                34
     Article 22                                                        35
          Yellow and red cards                                         35
     Article 23                                                        35
          Declaration of protests                                      35
     Article 24                                                        36
          Reasons for protests                                         36
     Article 25                                                        36
          Appeals                                                      36
     Article 26                                                        36
          Doping                                                       36
XV   Financial Provisions                                              36

     Article 27                                                        36
          Referees’ costs                                              36
          Qualifying rounds                                            37
          Play-offs and UEFA Champions League                          37
          Revenue from play-offs and UEFA Champions League contracts   37
          Final                                                        38
          UEFA payments to clubs                                       38
XVI Exploitation of the Commercial Rights                              39

     Article 28                                                        39
          Commercial rights                                            39
          Promotional purposes                                             40
          Exploitation by clubs                                            40
          Compliance with laws and regulations                             42
          Disclaimer                                                       42
          Indemnity                                                        42
XVII Intellectual Property Rights                                          42

     Article 29                                                            42
XVIII Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)                                 43

     Article 30                                                            43
XIX Unforeseen Circumstances                                               43

     Article 31                                                            43
XX   Closing Provisions                                                    43

     Article 32                                                            43



ANNEX I A-     ACCESS LIST FOR THE 2012/13 UEFA CLUB COMPETITIONS          45
ANNEX I B -    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COMPETITION SYSTEM                    46
ANNEX I C -    UEFA MATCH CALENDAR 2012/13                                 47
ANNEX II -     COEFFICIENT RANKING SYSTEM                                  48
ANNEX III -    MEDIA MATTERS                                               51
ANNEX IV A -   MEDIA POSITIONING AT UEFA MATCHES                           62
ANNEX IV B -   TV CAMERA POSITIONS                                         63
ANNEX V -      RESPECT FAIR PLAY ASSESSMENT                                64
ANNEX VI -     COMMERCIAL MATTERS                                          68
ANNEX VII -    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLUB MEDIA RIGHTS GUIDELINES          76
ANNEX VIII -   LOCALLY TRAINED PLAYERS                                     87
ANNEX IX -     MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF PLAYERS                              89
ANNEX X -      MINIMUM MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAYERS, TEAM OFFICIALS,
               REFEREE TEAM AND MATCH OFFICERS                             94
                                     Preamble
The following regulations have been adopted on the basis of Articles 49(2)(b) and
50(1) of the UEFA Statutes.


                            I       General Provisions

                                      Article 1
                                Scope of application
1.01   The present regulations govern the rights, duties and responsibilities of all
       parties participating and involved in the preparation and organisation of the
       2012/13 UEFA Champions League including its qualifying phase and the play-
       offs (hereinafter the competition).

       II     Entries – Admission – Integrity of the Competition – Duties

                                      Article 2
               Number of clubs per UEFA member association
2.01   UEFA member associations (hereinafter associations) may enter a certain
       number of clubs for the competition, in accordance with their position in the
       coefficient rankings in Annex Ia, drawn up in accordance with Annex II of
       these regulations. However, no association may enter more than four clubs for
       the competition. These rankings also determine the stage at which clubs join
       the competition.
2.02   Associations are represented on the following basis:
       a) One representative: winner of the top domestic league championship.
       b) Two representatives: winner and runner-up of the top domestic league
          championship.
       c) Three representatives: winner, runner-up and third-placed club in the top
          domestic league championship.
       d) Four representatives: winner, runner-up, third- and fourth-placed clubs in
          the top domestic league championship.
                                   Titleholder
2.03   The UEFA Champions League titleholder is guaranteed a place in the group
       stage even if it does not qualify for the competition through its domestic
       championship.
       a) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to four places in the
          UEFA Champions League and qualifies for the UEFA Europa League
          through its domestic competitions, the lowest-ranked club of the


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          association’s UEFA Champions League representatives is automatically
          transferred to the UEFA Europa League (into the latest possible round
          where there is a vacancy). In this case, the number of places to which the
          titleholder's association is entitled in the UEFA Champions League and the
          UEFA Europa League does not change.
       b) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to four places in the
          UEFA Champions League and does not qualify for the UEFA Champions
          League or UEFA Europa League through its domestic competitions, the
          lowest-ranked club of the association’s UEFA Champions League
          representatives is automatically transferred to the UEFA Europa League
          (into the latest possible round where there is a vacancy). In this case, the
          association of the titleholder is entitled to one additional place in the UEFA
          Europa League.
       c) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to fewer than four
          places in the UEFA Champions League and qualifies for the UEFA Europa
          League through its domestic competitions, it is entitled to play in the UEFA
          Champions League in addition to the association’s other UEFA
          Champions League representative(s). In this case, the combined number
          of places to which the titleholder's association is entitled in the UEFA
          Champions League and UEFA Europa League does not change.
       d) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to fewer than four
          places in the UEFA Champions League and does not qualify for the UEFA
          Champions League or UEFA Europa League through its domestic
          competitions, it is entitled to play in the UEFA Champions League in
          addition to the association’s other UEFA Champions League
          representative(s). In this case, the association of the titleholder is entitled
          to one additional place in the UEFA Champions League.
                                  Admission criteria
2.04   To be eligible to participate in the competition, a club must fulfil the following
       criteria:
       a) it must have qualified for the competition on sporting merit;
       b) it must fill in the official entry documents (i.e. all documents containing all
          the information deemed necessary by the UEFA administration for
          ascertaining compliance with the admission criteria), which must reach the
          UEFA administration by 1 June 2012 (for administrative purposes, the
          UEFA administration may request the entry documents at an earlier date
          to be communicated by circular letter; in such a case, the club’s
          association must confirm to the UEFA administration in writing by 1 June
          2012 that the club fulfils all admission criteria set out in paragraph 2.04);
       c) it must have obtained a licence issued by the competent national body in
          accordance with the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play
          Regulations (2010 edition) and be included in the list of licensing decisions


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            to be submitted by this body to the UEFA administration by the given
            deadline;
       d) it must comply with the rules aimed at ensuring the integrity of the
            competition as defined in Article 3;
       e) it must confirm in writing that the club itself, as well as its players and
            officials, agree to respect the statutes, regulations, directives and
            decisions of UEFA;
       f) it must confirm in writing that the club itself, as well as its players and
            officials, agree to recognise the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for
            Sport (CAS) in Lausanne as defined in the relevant provisions of the
            UEFA Statutes and agree that any proceedings before the CAS
            concerning admission to, participation in or exclusion from the competition
            will be held in an expedited manner in accordance with the Code of
            Sports-related Arbitration of the CAS and with the directions issued by the
            CAS, including for provisional or super-provisional measures, to the
            explicit exclusion of any State court;
       g) it must not have been directly and/or indirectly involved, since the entry
            into force of Article 50(3) of the UEFA Statutes, i.e. 27 April 2007, in any
            activity aimed at arranging or influencing the outcome of a match at
            national or international level and must confirm this to the UEFA
            administration in writing.
2.05   If, on the basis of all the factual circumstances and information available to
       UEFA, UEFA concludes to its comfortable satisfaction that a club has been
       directly and/or indirectly involved, since the entry into force of Article 50(3) of
       the UEFA Statutes, i.e. 27 April 2007, in any activity aimed at arranging or
       influencing the outcome of a match at national or international level, UEFA will
       declare such club ineligible to participate in the competition. Such ineligibility
       is effective only for one football season. When taking its decision, UEFA can
       rely on, but is not bound by, a decision of a national or international sporting
       body, arbitral tribunal or state court. UEFA can refrain from declaring a club
       ineligible to participate in the competition if UEFA is comfortably satisfied that
       the impact of a decision taken in connection with the same factual
       circumstances by a national or international sporting body, arbitral tribunal or
       state court has already had the effect to prevent that club from participating in
       a UEFA club competition.
2.06   In addition to the administrative measure of declaring a club ineligible, as
       provided for in paragraph 2.05, the UEFA Organs for the Administration of
       Justice can, if the circumstances so justify, also take disciplinary measures in
       accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.
2.07   If a club refuses to enter the competition, having qualified for it on sporting
       merit and obtained a licence from the competent national body, no other club
       from the same association may be entered in its place and the access list for
       the UEFA club competitions (Annex Ia) is rebalanced accordingly;

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       furthermore, in such a case, the coefficient of the association concerned is
       calculated in accordance with the specific rule laid down in Annex II, point 6.
                               Admission procedure
2.08   The UEFA General Secretary communicates the decision on admission to the
       competition to the clubs in writing, with a copy to their associations. Such
       decisions are final.
2.09   If there is any doubt as to whether a club fulfils the admission criteria defined
       in paragraphs 2.04c) and 2.04d), the UEFA General Secretary refers the case
       to the UEFA Club Financial Control Body, which decides without delay upon
       the admission in accordance with the procedural rules applicable to the UEFA
       Club Financial Control Body. UEFA may carry out investigations at any time
       (even after the end of the competition) to ensure that these two admission
       criteria are or have been met until the end of the competition; if such an
       investigation reveals that one of these two criteria is or was no longer met in
       the course of the competition, the club concerned is liable to disciplinary
       measures in accordance with the procedural rules applicable to the UEFA
       Club Financial Control Body.
2.10   If there is any doubt as to whether a club fulfils other admission criteria than
       those defined in paragraphs 2.04c) and 2.04d), the UEFA General Secretary
       refers the case to the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body, which decides
       without delay upon the admission in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary
       Regulations. UEFA may carry out investigations at any time (even after the
       end of the competition) to ensure that these other criteria are or have been
       met until the end of the competition; if such an investigation reveals that one
       of these other criteria is or was no longer met in the course of the competition,
       the club concerned is liable to disciplinary measures in accordance with the
       UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.
2.11   A club which is not admitted to the competition is replaced by the next best-
       placed club in the top domestic league championship of the same association,
       provided it fulfils the admission criteria. In this case, the access list for the
       UEFA club competitions (Annex Ia) is adjusted accordingly.
                                       Article 3
                           Integrity of the competition
3.01   To ensure the integrity of the UEFA club competitions, the following criteria
       apply:
       a) no club participating in a UEFA club competition may, either directly or
          indirectly:
          i) hold or deal in the securities or shares of any other club participating in
              a UEFA club competition,




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          ii) be a member of any other club participating in a UEFA club
              competition,
          iii) be involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management,
               administration and/or sporting performance of any other club
               participating in a UEFA club competition, or
          iv) have any power whatsoever in the management, administration and/or
              sporting performance of any other club participating in a UEFA club
              competition;
       b) no one may simultaneously be involved, either directly or indirectly, in any
          capacity whatsoever in the management, administration and/or sporting
          performance of more than one club participating in a UEFA club
          competition;
       c) no individual or legal entity may have control or influence over more than
          one club participating in a UEFA club competition, such control or
          influence being defined in this context as:
          i) holding a majority of the shareholders’ voting rights;
          ii) having the right to appoint or remove a majority of the members of the
              administrative, management or supervisory body of the club;
          iii) being a shareholder and alone controlling a majority of the
               shareholders’ voting rights pursuant to an agreement entered into with
               other shareholders of the club; or
          iv) being able to exercise by any means a decisive influence in the
              decision-making of the club.
3.02   If two or more clubs fail to meet the criteria aimed at ensuring the integrity of
       the competition, only one of them may be admitted to a UEFA club
       competition, in accordance with the following criteria (applicable in descending
       order):
       a) the club which qualifies on sporting merit for the more prestigious UEFA
          club competition (i.e., in descending order: UEFA Champions League and
          UEFA Europa League);
       b) the club which has the highest priority access by virtue of its performance
          in its top domestic league championship and as indicated in the 2012/13
          access list (Annex Ia);
       c) the club which has the best club coefficient ranking as established in
          accordance with paragraph 9.02.
       Clubs that are not admitted are replaced in accordance with paragraph 2.11.




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                                       Article 4
                                 Duties of the clubs
4.01   On entering the competition, participating clubs agree:
       a) to pay an entry fee of €200, to be debited directly by the UEFA
          administration from the account of the association concerned;
       b) to comply with the Laws of the Game issued by the IFAB;
       c) to respect the principles of fair play as defined in the UEFA Statutes;
       d) to play in the competition until their elimination and to field their strongest
          team throughout the competition;
       e) to stage all matches in the competition in accordance with the present
          regulations;
       f) to comply with all decisions regarding the competition taken by the UEFA
          Executive Committee, the UEFA administration or any other competent
          body and communicated appropriately (by UEFA circular letter or by
          official letter, fax or email);
       g) to observe the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations (2006 edition) for all
          matches in the competition;
       h) to stage all matches in the competition in a stadium meeting the structural
          criteria of the stadium category required by paragraph 13.01;
       i) to comply with the monitoring requirements as set out in the UEFA Club
          Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations;
       j) if appropriate, to confirm that the artificial turf meets the applicable FIFA
          quality standards and to send the UEFA administration a copy of the
          required FIFA licensing certificate issued by a FIFA accredited laboratory
          within the 12 months before the entry deadline;
       k) to make every reasonable effort to make the players nominated for the
          UEFA Best Player in Europe Award available for the award ceremony at
          the start of the season;
       l) to cooperate with UEFA at any time – and in particular at the end of
          matches – in the collection of items from the game and players' personal
          items that could be used by UEFA to create a memorabilia collection to
          illustrate the heritage of the competition, to the exclusion of any
          commercial use;
       m) not to represent UEFA or the UEFA Champions League without UEFA's
          prior written approval;
       n) to update the UEFA administration in writing within 14 working days about
          any facts and information related to the admission criteria (see
          paragraph 2.04) that have changed since the admission of the club
          (including changes affecting the official entry documents);



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       o) to inform the UEFA administration about any disciplinary procedure
            opened against the club and/or its players and/or its officials by its
            association and/or its professional league for allegedly arranging or
            influencing the outcome of a match at national level. The same applies for
            any football-related procedure opened by a state authority against the club
            and/or its players and/or its officials based on the criminal code.
4.02   The winner of the UEFA Champions League agrees to take part in the
       following competitions:
       −  the UEFA Super Cup;
       −  the FIFA Club World Cup;
       −  intercontinental competitions arranged by UEFA in conjunction with other
          confederations.
4.03   The UEFA Champions League runner-up agrees to play these matches if the
       winner cannot take part.
4.04   The club may use its name and/or logo provided all the following requirements
       are satisfied:
       a) the name is mentioned in the statutes of the club;
       b) if required by national law, it is registered with the chamber of commerce
           or equivalent body;
       c) it is registered at its association and used in national competitions;
       d) the name and logo do not refer to the name of a commercial partner.
           Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the UEFA administration in any
           case of particular hardship (e.g. long-term existing name, etc.) on
           reasoned request of the club concerned.
       If so requested, the club must provide the UEFA administration with the
       necessary evidence.

                            III    Trophies and Medals

                                      Article 5
                                       Trophy
5.01   The original trophy, which is used for the official presentation ceremony at the
       final, remains in UEFA's keeping at all times. A full-size replica trophy, the
       UEFA Champions League winners’ trophy, is awarded to the winning club.
5.02   Any club which wins the competition three consecutive times or five times in
       total receives a special mark of recognition. Once a cycle of three successive
       wins or five in total has been completed, the club concerned starts a new
       cycle from zero.
5.03   Replica trophies awarded to winners of the UEFA Champions League (past
       and current) must remain within the relevant club’s control at all times and

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       must not leave its region or the country of its association without UEFA’s prior
       written consent. Clubs must not permit a replica trophy to be used in any
       context where a third party (including, without limitation, their sponsors and
       other commercial partners) is granted visibility or in any other way which could
       lead to an association between any third party and the trophy and/or the
       competition. Clubs must comply with any trophy use guidelines that the UEFA
       administration may issue from time to time.
                                       Medals
5.04   Forty gold medals are presented to the winning club, and forty silver medals to
       the runner-up. Additional medals may not be produced.

                               IV     Responsibilities

                                       Article 6
                               UEFA responsibilities
6.01   UEFA insures its own area of responsibility in accordance with the present
       regulations as follows :
       a)   third-party liability insurance
       b)   spectator accident insurance (for the final only)
       c)   group accident insurance for UEFA delegates
       d)   legal expenses insurance (restricted to criminal matters).
                  Responsibilities of the associations and clubs
6.02   The clubs are responsible for the behaviour of their players, officials,
       members, supporters and any person carrying out a function at a match on
       their behalf.
6.03   The home club (or the host association) is responsible for order and security
       before, during and after the match. The home club (or the host association)
       may be called to account for incidents of any kind and may be disciplined.
6.04   The club considered the home club must stage the relevant matches at the
       ground in accordance with the instructions of UEFA (or of a third party acting
       on UEFA’s behalf) and in cooperation with the association concerned.
       However, the club is considered solely accountable for all of its obligations in
       this respect, unless the relevant body or bodies decide(s) otherwise.
6.05   Irrespective of UEFA’s insurance coverage, each club and host association
       must conclude insurance coverage with reputable insurers at their own cost,
       in relation to any and all risks, according to the following principles:
       a) each club must conclude and maintain insurance coverage to fully cover
          all of its risks in connection with its participation in the competition;



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       b) in addition, the home club or the host association must conclude and
           maintain insurance coverage for the risks in connection with staging and
           organising its home matches and which must include, without limitation,
           third-party liability insurance (for all third parties participating in matches or
           present at the relevant venue) providing for appropriate guaranteed sums
           for damages to persons, objects and property, as well as for pure
           economic losses corresponding to the specific circumstances of the club
           or association concerned;
       c) to the same extent as in paragraph b) above, the host association of the
           final match must conclude and maintain insurance coverage to fully cover
           all of its risks in connection with the staging and organisation of the final
           match;
       d) if the home club or the host association is not the owner of the stadium
           used, it is also responsible for providing adequate and fully comprehensive
           insurance cover, including third-party liability and property damage, taken
           out by the relevant stadium owner and/or tenant;
       e) the home club and the host association must ensure that UEFA is included
           in all insurance policies as defined in the present paragraph and must hold
           UEFA harmless from any and all claims for liability arising in relation to the
           staging and organising of the relevant matches;
       In any case, UEFA may ask anyone involved to provide, free of charge,
       written releases of liability and/or hold harmless notes, and/or confirmations
       and/or copies of the policies concerned in one of UEFA’s official languages.
6.06   The clubs undertake that their team will arrive at the match venue by the
       evening before the match at the latest and to fulfil their media obligations the
       day before the match.
6.07   Visiting clubs undertake not to play any other matches when travelling to and
       from away matches in this competition.

                              V      Competition System

                                         Article 7
                                  Number of rounds
7.01   As shown in Annex Ib, the competition consists of:
       a) the qualifying phase for the UEFA Champions League:
          −   first qualifying round
          −   second qualifying round
          −   third qualifying round




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       b) play-offs
       c) the UEFA Champions League:
          −   group stage (six matchdays)
          −   round of 16
          −   quarter-finals
          −   semi-finals
          −   final.
                                Qualifying phase
7.02   Qualifying-phase matches are played according to the cup (knockout) system,
       with each club playing each opponent twice, in home and away matches. The
       team which scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches qualifies
       for the next stage (second qualifying round, third qualifying round or play-offs,
       as applicable). Otherwise, the stipulations of Article 8 apply. The clubs
       defeated in the first and second qualifying rounds are eliminated from the
       competition. The clubs defeated in the third qualifying round are entitled to
       play in the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League in progress. Clubs from the
       same association cannot be drawn against each other.
                                      Play-offs
7.03   Play-off matches are played according to the cup (knockout) system, with
       each club playing each opponent twice, in home and away matches. The
       team which scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches qualifies
       for the UEFA Champions League group stage. Otherwise, the stipulations of
       Article 8 apply. The clubs defeated in the play-offs are entitled to play in the
       group stage of the UEFA Europa League in progress. Clubs from the same
       association cannot be drawn against each other.
                                    Group stage
7.04   Once the play-offs have been completed, the 32 remaining clubs are drawn
       into eight groups of four. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn
       into the same group.
7.05   Each club plays one home and one away match against each other club in its
       group. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and none for
       a defeat. The following match sequence applies:

       1st matchday:        2v3                 4th matchday:         1v3
                            4v1                                       4v2
       2nd matchday:        1v2                 5th matchday:         3v2
                            3v4                                       1v4
       3rd matchday:        3v1                 6th matchday:         2v1
                            2v4                                       4v3


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7.06   If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches,
       the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending
       order):
       a) higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the
            teams in question;
       b) superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams
            in question;
       c) higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the
            teams in question;
       d) higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches
            played among the teams in question;
       e) if, after having applied criteria a) to d), two teams still have an equal
            ranking, criteria a) to d) are reapplied exclusively to the matches between
            the two teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this
            procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria f) to h) apply;
       f) superior goal difference from all group matches played;
       g) higher number of goals scored from all group matches played;
       h) higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question,
            as well as its association, over the previous five seasons (see
            paragraph 9.02).
7.07   The eight group-winners and eight runners-up of the group stage qualify for
       the round of 16. The clubs that finish this stage in third position in their group
       move into the round of 32 of the current UEFA Europa League. The clubs that
       finish this stage in fourth position in their group are eliminated.
7.08   The four best third-ranked teams are seeded for the UEFA Europa League
       round of 32. This ranking is determined in accordance with the following
       criteria (in descending order):
       a)   higher number of points obtained in the group matches
       b)   superior goal difference
       c)   higher number of goals scored
       d)   higher number of away goals scored
       e)   higher number of wins
       f)   higher number of away wins
       g)   higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question,
            as well as its association, over the previous five seasons (see
            paragraph 9.02).




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                                    Round of 16
7.09   The round of 16 pairings are determined by means of a draw. The round of 16
       is played under the knockout system, on a home-and-away basis (two legs).
       The UEFA administration ensures that the following principles are respected.
       a) Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
       b) The winners and runners-up of the same group cannot be drawn against
          each other.
       c) The group-winners cannot be drawn against each other.
       d) The runners-up cannot be drawn against each other.
       e) The runners-up must play the first leg at home.
7.10   The team which scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches
       qualifies for the quarter-finals. Otherwise, the stipulations of Article 8 apply.
                                   Quarter-finals
7.11   The eight winners of the round of 16 contest the quarter-finals. The quarter-
       final pairings are determined by means of a draw. The quarter-finals are
       played under the knockout system, on a home-and-away basis (two legs). The
       team which scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches qualifies
       for the semi-finals. Otherwise, the stipulations of Article 8 apply.
                                     Semi-finals
7.12   The four winners of the quarter-finals contest the semi-finals. The semi-final
       pairings are determined by means of a draw. The semi-finals are played under
       the knockout system, on a home-and-away basis (two legs). The team which
       scores the greater aggregate of goals in the two matches qualifies for the
       final. Otherwise, the stipulations of Article 8 apply.
                                        Final
7.13   The final is played as one single match at a neutral venue. If the result stands
       as a draw at the end of normal playing time, extra time of two periods of 15
       minutes is played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during
       extra time, that team is declared the winner. If the two teams are still equal
       after extra time, the winner is determined by kicks from the penalty mark
       (Article 17). The provisions of Article 8 do not apply to the final.
                                       Article 8
           Away goals and extra time under the knockout system
8.01   For matches played under the knockout system, if the two teams involved in a
       tie score the same number of goals over the two legs, the team which scores
       more away goals qualifies for the next stage. If this procedure does not
       produce a result, i.e. if both teams score the same number of goals at home
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       second leg. If, during extra time, both teams score the same number of goals,
       away goals count double (i.e. the visiting club qualifies). If no goals are scored
       during extra time, kicks from the penalty mark (Article 17) determine which
       club qualifies for the next stage.
                                       Article 9
                                  Seeding of clubs
9.01   The UEFA administration seeds clubs for the qualifying phase, the play-offs
       and the group stage in the UEFA Champions League, in accordance with the
       club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season and with
       the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee. If, for any unforeseen
       reason, any of the participants in such rounds are not known at the time of the
       draw, the coefficient of the club with the higher coefficient of the two clubs
       involved in an undecided tie will be used for the purposes of the draw.
9.02   For seeding purposes, rankings are drawn up on the basis of a combination of
       20% of the value of the respective association’s coefficient for the period from
       2007/08 to 2011/12 inclusive and the clubs’ individual performances in the
       UEFA club competitions during the same period. Each club retains the
       cumulative number of points obtained during this period.
9.03   For the qualifying phase and the play-offs, a draw between the same number
       of seeded and unseeded clubs determines the pairings, in accordance with
       the club coefficient ranking established at the beginning of the season (see
       paragraph 9.02). The UEFA administration may form groups, in accordance
       with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee.
9.04   For the purpose of the draw, the 32 clubs involved in the group stage are
       seeded into four groups of eight, in accordance with the club coefficient
       ranking established at the beginning of the season (see paragraph 9.02). The
       titleholder is always the top seed.
9.05   For the round of 16, the group-winners are seeded above the runners-up.
                                         Ties
9.06   The ties are determined by means of a draw. The club drawn first plays the
       first leg of the tie at home, subject to the provisions of Articles 7 and 12.
9.07   The UEFA administration may decide that a tie be played in one leg, if
       circumstances so require, and will set the principles for determining the winner
       accordingly.




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VI      Refusal to Play, Cancellation of a Match, Match Abandoned and Similar
                                         Cases

                                         Article 10
                          Refusal to play and similar cases
10.01 If a club refuses to play or is responsible for a match not taking place or not
      being played in full, the Control and Disciplinary Body declares the match
      forfeited and/or disqualifies the club concerned in combination with the
      following fines:
       a)   prior to the first qualifying round                          €10,000
       b)   prior to the second qualifying round                         €10,000
       c)   prior to the third qualifying round                          €10,000
       d)   prior to the play-offs                                       €50,000
       e)   prior to the group stage                                    €100,000
       f)   during the group stage                                     €250,000*
       g)   prior to the round of 16                                    €350,000
       h)   prior to the quarter-finals or semi-finals                  €500,000
       i)   prior to the final                                        €1,000,000
                                                     * minimum per outstanding match
10.02 Exceptionally, the Control and Disciplinary Body can validate the result as it
      stood at the moment when the match was abandoned if the match result was
      to the detriment of the club responsible for the match being abandoned.
10.03 If a club is disqualified or for any reason withdraws from the competition
      before completion of its matches in the group stage, the results of all of its
      matches are declared null and void, and its points forfeited.
10.04 In all cases, the Control and Disciplinary Body can take further measures if
      the circumstances so justify.
10.05 A club which refuses to play or is responsible for a match not taking place or
      not being played in full loses all rights to payments from UEFA.
10.06 Upon receipt of a reasoned and well-documented request from the club or
      clubs concerned, the UEFA administration may set an amount of
      compensation due for financial loss.
                                         Article 11
              Match cancelled before departure of the visiting club
11.01 If the home club or the host association finds that a match cannot take place,
      for example because the field is not fit for play, the home club must notify the
      visiting club and the referee before their departure from home and the UEFA
      administration at the same time. In this case, the match must, in principle, be

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       played at another venue and/or on another date as decided by the UEFA
       administration after consultation with the home club (for the venue) and with
       both clubs (for the date).
              Match cancelled after departure of the visiting club
11.02 If any doubt arises as to the condition of the field of play after the visiting
      club’s departure from home, the referee decides on the spot whether or not it
      is fit for play.
11.03 If the referee decides that the match cannot commence, for example because
      the field is unfit for play, the match must be played either the next day, or on a
      reserve date or other date set by the UEFA administration. A decision must be
      taken within two hours of the referee’s decision to cancel the match, in
      consultation with the two clubs and the associations concerned. In case of
      dispute, the UEFA administration fixes the date and kick-off time of the match.
      Its decision is final.
                                 Match abandoned
11.04 If the referee decides to abandon the match, for example because the field is
      unfit for play, the remaining match time must be played either the next day, or
      on a reserve date or other date set by the UEFA administration, unless the
      case is referred to the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body. The date on
      which the match will be completed must be decided within two hours of the
      referee’s decision to abandon the match, in consultation with the two clubs
      and the associations concerned. In case of dispute, the UEFA administration
      fixes the date and kick-off time of the match. Its decision is final.
11.05 If the remaining time of the match has to be played the next day, or on a
      reserve date or other date set by the UEFA administration, the following
      principles apply:
       a) the match sheet may contain any of the eligible players who were on lists
          A and B when the match was abandoned, irrespective of whether they
          were actually on the match sheet for the abandoned match, with the
          exception of players substituted or sent off during the abandoned match
          as well as players suspended for the abandoned match. The players who
          were in play at the time the match was abandoned may not be included on
          the match sheet as substitutes when the match is resumed;
       b) any sanctions imposed before the match was abandoned remain valid for
          the remainder of the match;
       c) single yellow cards imposed before the match was abandoned are not
          carried forward to any other matches before the abandoned match is
          completed;
       d) players sent off during the abandoned match cannot be replaced and the
          number of players in the starting line-up remains as it was when the match
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      e) players who were suspended following a match played after the
         abandoned match in question can be included on the match sheet;
      f) the teams can make only the number of substitutions to which they were
         still entitled when the match was abandoned;
      g) the match must restart on the same spot where the abandoned match
         action occurred (i.e. free-kick, throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, penalty,
         etc.). If the match was stopped during the normal flow of the game, a
         dropped ball on the spot where it was abandoned shall be used to restart.
                                     Expenses
11.06 When the circumstances required the home club to notify the visiting club and
      the referee before their departure from home of a match not being able to be
      played and if the home club failed to do so, it is responsible for the travel,
      board and lodging expenses of the visiting club and the referee team.
11.07 In all other cases, each club bears its own expenses, including additional
      expenses resulting from the match having to be (re)played later than initially
      scheduled. However, if a match cannot take place for reasons beyond control
      and the visiting club returns home, the travel, board and lodging expenses of
      the visiting club, as well as the relevant hosting costs, are borne by the two
      clubs in equal parts.

            VII    Fixtures, Match Dates, Venues and Kick-off Times

                                    Article 12
                                   Match dates
12.01 All matches are played according to the UEFA Match Calendar (see
      Annex Ic). These dates are final and binding on all concerned, subject to the
      provisions of paragraphs 12.04, 12.05 and 12.06. The following principles
      apply to this competition:
      a) With the exception of the final, which is played on a Saturday, UEFA
         Champions League matches are played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
      b) From the play-offs onwards, the UEFA administration decides which UEFA
         Champions League matches are to be played on Tuesdays and which on
         Wednesdays on the basis of the relevant draw. As a rule, each club plays
         the same number of matches on a Tuesday and on a Wednesday.
         Matches within the same group are played on the same day. Exceptions to
         this rule can be made by the UEFA administration.




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                                    Kick-off times
12.02 As a rule, the play-offs, group matches, round of 16 matches, quarter-finals,
      semi-finals and final kick off at 20.45 CET. Exceptions to this rule can be set
      by the UEFA administration.
12.03 In principle, the fixtures within a group on the last matchday must be played
      simultaneously. The UEFA administration is authorised to fix the kick-off
      times.
                Confirmation of fixtures for the qualifying phase
12.04 The venues, dates and kick-off times for matches in the three qualifying
      rounds must be confirmed and communicated to the UEFA administration in
      writing by the associations of the clubs concerned by the deadline set by the
      UEFA administration. The UEFA administration may alter or confirm dates
      and kick-off times according to the principles set by the Club Competitions
      Committee. Failure to respect this provision may result in disciplinary
      measures.
                                Automatic reversals
12.05 If more than one club from the same city, or within a radius of 50km (31 miles)
      of each other, are taking part in the competition and/or play in the same
      stadium, and if the association and the clubs concerned explicitly declare
      when entering the clubs that their matches cannot be played on the same day,
      the UEFA administration may alter or confirm dates and kick-off times
      according to the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee.
12.06 If more than one club from the same city, or within a radius of 50km (31 miles)
      of each other, are taking part in any of the UEFA club competitions and/or
      play in the same stadium, and if the association and the clubs concerned
      explicitly declare when entering the clubs that their matches cannot be played
      on the same day, priority is given to UEFA Champions League matches and
      UEFA Europa League matches are reversed.
                                        Venues
12.07 In principle, a club must play all its matches in the competition at one and the
      same ground. Matches may be played either at the ground of the home club
      or at another ground in the same or another city within the territory of its
      association, or, if so decided by the UEFA administration and/or the UEFA
      disciplinary bodies, in the territory of another UEFA member association for
      reasons of safety or as a result of a disciplinary measure. In principle, venues
      are approved only if direct international flights and/or charter flights are able to
      land within an acceptable distance of the venue, in the country of the club
      concerned. If the match is being played in another city or country, the venue is
      subject to the approval of the UEFA administration.




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                                 Alternative venues
12.08 If, at any time during the season, the UEFA administration deems that, for
      whatever reason, some venues may not be fit for staging a match, UEFA may
      consult the associations and clubs concerned and ask them to propose an
      alternative venue, in accordance with the UEFA requirements. Should such an
      association and club not be able to propose an acceptable alternative venue
      by the deadline set by the UEFA administration, UEFA may select an
      alternative, neutral venue and make all the necessary arrangements for the
      staging of the match together with the relevant association and local
      authorities. In both cases, the costs of staging the match are borne by the
      home club. The UEFA administration takes a final decision on the match
      venue in due time.
                                            Final
12.09 The final is organised by a local organising committee (LOC) on the basis of a
      contract between the host association and UEFA. The date and venue are
      chosen by the Executive Committee. In principle, the local organisation of the
      final is entrusted to a different association each year.

                                   VIII      Stadiums

                                          Article 13
                                 Stadium categories
13.01 Unless stipulated otherwise in these regulations, matches in the competition
      must be played in a stadium which meets the structural criteria of the following
      categories as defined in the UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations
      (2010 edition):
       a) category 2 for the first and second qualifying rounds;
       b) category 3 for the third qualifying round;
       c) category 4 from the play-offs to the semi-finals.
       The final must be played in a stadium which meets the structural criteria as
       defined in the staging agreement.
                        Exceptions to a structural criterion
13.02 The UEFA administration may grant an exception to a specific structural
      criterion for the stadium category in question in cases of particular hardship
      and upon reasoned request, for instance owing to the current national
      legislation or if the fulfilment of all the required criteria would force a club to
      play its home matches on the territory of another association. An exception
      can be granted for one or more matches in the competition or for the whole
      duration of the competition. Such decisions are final.



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                  Stadium certificate and safety requirements
13.03 Each association on whose territory matches in the competition will be played
      is responsible for:
      a) inspecting every stadium concerned and issuing stadium certificates,
         which have to be forwarded to the UEFA administration, confirming that
         the stadiums meet the structural criteria of the required stadium category;
      b) confirming to the UEFA administration that the stadiums, including their
         facilities (emergency lighting system, first aid facilities, type of protection
         against intrusion by spectators into the playing area, etc.), have been
         thoroughly inspected by the competent public authorities and meet all the
         safety requirements laid down by the applicable national law.
13.04 The UEFA administration accepts or rejects the stadiums on the basis of the
      above certificate and confirmation. Such decisions are final.
                                Stadium inspections
13.05 The UEFA administration may carry out stadium inspections at any time
      before and during the competition to check whether the required structural
      criteria have been and are still being met. Cases of non-conformity with an
      applicable structural criterion may be referred to the UEFA Control and
      Disciplinary Body, which decides on appropriate measures in accordance with
      the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.
                                  Pitch conditions
13.06 The home club must make every reasonable effort to ensure that the pitch is
      in the best possible condition for play. If the climatic conditions so require,
      facilities such as pitch heating must be provided, to ensure that the field of
      play can be made available in a suitable condition on any match date. If the
      home club does not implement the appropriate measures and, as a
      consequence, the match cannot take place, the home club bears all the costs
      of the visiting team (travel, board and lodging expenses).
13.07 For natural grass pitches, the height of the grass may not in principle exceed
      30mm and the entire playing surface must be cut to the same height. The
      height of the cut should be the same for both the training sessions and the
      match. If deemed necessary by the referee or a UEFA match officer, the
      home club may be requested to reduce the height of the grass for the match
      and training sessions.
13.08 A club can change the surface of its pitch from natural grass to artificial turf or
      vice-versa once during the season. This change must occur after the end of
      the group stage. Such requests must be submitted to the UEFA administration
      by 1 December and the new pitch must be in place 30 days prior to the first
      match in the round of 16. UEFA reserves the right to inspect the pitch before
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                             Artificial turf standard
13.09 With the exception of the final which must be played on natural turf, matches
      in the competition may be played on artificial turf in accordance with the UEFA
      Stadium Infrastructure Regulations and provided that such artificial turf meets
      the FIFA Recommended 2-Star Standard, in compliance with the FIFA Quality
      Concept – Handbook of Test Methods for Football Turf (January 2012 edition)
      and the FIFA Quality Concept – Handbook of Requirements for Football Turf
      Surfaces (January 2012 edition).
13.10 The owner of the artificial turf and the home club are fully responsible for
      meeting the above requirements, in particular those related to:
       a) maintenance work and ongoing improvement measures; and
       b) safety and environmental measures as set out in the FIFA Quality Concept
          – Handbook of Test Methods for Football Turf and the FIFA Quality
          Concept – Handbook of Requirements for Football Turf Surfaces.
13.11 The owner of the artificial turf and the home club must obtain sufficient
      warranties and/or guarantees related to the material and the installation from
      the manufacturer and the installer of the artificial turf.
13.12 UEFA cannot be held responsible for any damages to third parties resulting
      from the use of the artificial turf.
                                    Floodlights
13.13 Matches in the three qualifying rounds may be played in daylight or under
      floodlights. If played under floodlights, the light average must correspond to
      Ev (lux) 1,000 towards the main camera(s) and Ev (lux) 700 towards areas of
      secondary interest.
13.14 From the play-offs onwards, matches must be played under floodlights.
      a) For the play-offs, the light average must correspond to Ev (lux) 1,400
          towards for the main camera(s) and Ev (lux) 1,000 towards areas of
          secondary interest.
      b) From the group stage onwards, minimum horizontal and vertical
          illuminance levels of 1,500 (lux) must be guaranteed and lighting must be
          uniform.
13.15 Clubs must ensure that floodlighting installations are maintained and provide
      UEFA with a valid lighting certificate issued within the previous 12 months.
      UEFA may conduct an independent assessment of lighting levels in stadiums
      and will notify the clubs in good time of the results of such assessments and
      of any corrections to be made.
                                      Clocks
13.16 Clocks in the stadium showing the amount of time played may run during the
      match, provided they are stopped at the end of normal time in each half, i.e.


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       after 45 and 90 minutes respectively. This stipulation also applies in the event
       of extra time (i.e. after 15 and 30 minutes).
                                   Giant screens
13.17 The results of other matches can be shown on the scoreboard and/or giant
      screen during the match, while simultaneous transmissions and replays are
      authorised for press monitors and closed-circuit channels only. Delayed
      footage of the match being played may be transmitted on the giant screen
      inside the stadium provided that the host club has obtained all the necessary
      third party permission to transmit such footage, including (without limitation)
      permission from the relevant UEFA match officer and any relevant local
      authorities. Moreover, the host club must ensure that such footage is
      transmitted on the giant screen during the match only when the ball is out of
      play and/or during the half-time interval or break before extra time (if any) and
      that it does not include any images that:
      a) may have an impact on the playing of the match;
      b) may be reasonably considered as controversial insofar as they are likely to
           encourage or incite any form of crowd disorder;
      c) may display any public disorder, civil disobedience or any commercial
           and/or offensive material within the crowd or on the pitch; or
      d) may be deemed to criticise, undermine or damage the reputation, standing
           or authority of any player, match official and/or any other party at the
           stadium (including any images that are aimed at highlighting, directly or
           indirectly, any offside offence, fault committed by a player, potential
           mistake of a match official and/or any behaviour which is contrary to the
           principle of fair play).
13.18 If requested by UEFA, clubs must exclusively display on giant screens in the
      stadium a special video feed featuring the UEFA Champions League branding
      and including information and images from all matches of the competition.
                                  Public screens
13.19 From the play-offs onwards, simultaneous or delayed transmissions on public
      screens outside the stadium in which a match is played (e.g. in the stadium of
      the away club or in a public place anywhere) may be authorised subject to:
      a) a licence being granted by UEFA; and
      b) authorisation being granted by the audiovisual rights holders in the
          territory of the screening and by the public authorities.
13.20 Until the third qualifying round (inclusive), such transmissions are subject to
      the terms of paragraph 28.05.
                            Retractable stadium roofs
13.21 Before the match, the UEFA match delegate, in consultation with the referee,
      decides whether a stadium’s retractable roof will be open or closed during the

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       match. This decision must be announced at the matchday organisational
       meeting, although it may subsequently be altered at any time prior to kick-off if
       the weather conditions change, again in consultation with the referee.
13.22 If the match starts with the roof closed, it must remain closed for the entire
      match. If the match starts with the roof open, only the referee has the authority
      to order its closure during the match subject to any applicable laws issued by
      a competent state authority. Such a decision may only be taken if the weather
      conditions seriously deteriorate. If the referee does order the closure of the
      roof during the match, it must remain closed until the final whistle.

                             IX     Match Organisation

                                      Article 14
                                        Flags
14.01 The UEFA flag and the Respect flag must be flown at the stadium at all
      matches in the competition. They will be provided to the clubs by their
      association. From the play-offs onwards, the competition flag must also be
      flown. It will be provided by UEFA to the clubs concerned in due time.
                             Pitch watering schedule
14.02 The pitch watering schedule must be communicated by the home club at the
      matchday organisational meeting. The pitch must be watered evenly and not
      only in certain areas. As a general rule, pitch watering must finish 60 minutes
      before kick-off. However, pitch watering may also take place after that time if
      the referee and both clubs agree, and provided it takes place:
       a) between 10 and 5 minutes before kick-off, or
       b) during half-time (for a maximum of 5 minutes).
       The referee is entitled to request changes to the schedule.

              Venue data coordinator position and accreditation
14.03 The home club must ensure that the venue data coordinator (VDC) appointed
      by UEFA to gather live data during the match is provided with:
       a) a commentary position (or an equivalent position) with dedicated
          broadband internet access, which needs to be in place from the morning
          of the match until 90 minutes after the final whistle, and
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           Advertising boards operator position and accreditation
14.04 As of the round of 16, the home club must ensure that the operator of the LED
      advertising boards appointed by UEFA is provided with:
       a) a commentary position (or equivalent position) during the match; and
       b) an accreditation permitting access to such position.
                              Substitution boards
14.05 For each match in the qualifying phase, the home club must ensure that two
      substitution boards are available.
                                  Ticket allocations
14.06 All clubs in the competition must make at least 5% of the total capacity of their
      stadium available exclusively to visiting supporters, in a segregated, safe
      area. In addition, visiting clubs are entitled to purchase up to 200 top-category
      tickets (unless otherwise agreed between the two clubs in question) for their
      VIP supporters, sponsors, etc. (see Articles 16 and 23 of the UEFA Stadium
      Infrastructure Regulations and Article 19 of the UEFA Safety and Security
      Regulations).
14.07 Visiting clubs which have requested an allocation of tickets for the whole or
      part of the segregated area may return any unused tickets to the home club
      without payment up to seven days prior to the match, unless otherwise agreed
      by the two clubs in writing. After this deadline the visiting club must pay for the
      whole allocation, irrespective of whether all the tickets have been sold.
14.08 The home club may reallocate tickets returned or not requested by the visiting
      club provided that all safety and security measures (as mentioned in these
      regulations and in the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations) are respected
      and that such tickets are not reallocated to supporters of the visiting club.
14.09 The official UEFA representatives and at least 20 representatives of the
      visiting club and its association must be provided with top-category seats (and
      associated hospitality) in the VIP sector.
                          Training sessions on the pitch
14.10 The day before the match, weather permitting, the visiting club is allowed to
      train on the pitch on which the match will be played. The length of this training
      session may not exceed one hour, unless agreed otherwise with the home
      club. If holding such a training session could render the pitch unfit for play the
      next day, an alternative training ground approved by UEFA in advance must
      be made available. In addition, the visiting club may hold private training
      sessions at a location to be agreed on with the home club, but not at the
      stadium where the match will be played.
14.11 The referee team may train on the pitch on which the match will be played the
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                                  Arrival of the teams
14.12 Both teams must be at the stadium at least 75 minutes prior to kick-off.
                   Handshakes, walk-on music and anthems
14.13 At all matches in the competition the players are invited to shake hands with
      their opponents and the referee team after the line-up ceremony as well as
      after the final whistle, as a gesture of fair play. Furthermore, as from the play-
      offs, the walk-on music provided by UEFA must be played from when the
      players emerge from the players’ tunnel until they have lined up, at which
      point the UEFA Champions League anthem provided by UEFA must be
      played. National anthems may not be played.
           Substitutes’ benches, technical seats and technical area
14.14 Only seven team officials, one of whom must be a team doctor, and seven
      substitute players are allowed to sit on the substitutes’ bench, i.e. a total of 14
      people. The names of all these persons and their functions must be listed on
      the match sheet.
14.15 If space so permits, up to five additional technical seats are allowed for club
      staff providing technical support to the team during the match (kit manager,
      assistant physiotherapist, etc.). Such seats must be outside the technical area
      and positioned at least five metres behind or to the side of the benches but
      with access to the dressing rooms. The names of all these persons and their
      functions must be listed on the match sheet.
14.16 Smoking is not allowed in the technical area during matches.
14.17 During the match, players and team officials listed on the match sheet are not
      allowed access to any TV footage of the match.
                               Medical requirements
14.18 Minimum medical requirements concerning the provision of facilities,
      equipment and personnel by the host club are set out in Annex X. For the
      avoidance of doubt, the host club is solely responsible for the provision and
      operation of any facilities and equipment required in the above-mentioned
      annex.

                              X       Laws of the Game

                                       Article 15
15.01 Matches are played in conformity with the Laws of the Game promulgated by
      the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
                              Substitution of players
15.02 The substitution of three players per team is permitted in the course of the
      match. The use of substitution boards (preferably electronic) to indicate the


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       substitution of players is compulsory. Substitution boards must be numbered
       on both sides.
15.03 During the game, substitutes are allowed to leave the technical area to warm
      up. At the pre-match organisational meeting, the referee determines exactly
      where they may warm up (behind the first assistant referee or behind the
      advertising boards behind the goal) and how many substitutes are allowed to
      warm up simultaneously. In principle, three substitutes per team are allowed
      to warm up at the same time; exceptionally, if space so permits, the referee
      can allow up to seven substitutes of each team to warm up simultaneously in
      the dedicated area. The team fitness coach (indicated on the match sheet)
      may join the players warming up and is responsible for the respect of the
      referee’s instructions.
                                    Match sheet
15.04 Before each match, each team receives a match sheet on which the numbers,
      surnames, first names (and dates of birth for qualifying-phase and play-off
      matches) and, if applicable, the shirt names of the 18 players in the squad
      must be indicated, together with the surnames and first names of the officials
      seated on the substitutes’ bench and on the additional technical seats. The
      match sheet must be properly completed in block capitals, and signed by the
      captain and the competent club official.
15.05 The 11 first-named players must commence the match. The other seven are
      designated as substitutes. The numbers on the players’ shirts must
      correspond with the numbers indicated on the match sheet. The goalkeepers
      and team captain must be identified.
15.06 Both clubs must hand their match sheets to the referee at least 75 minutes
      before kick-off.
15.07 The referee may ask to see the personal identity cards or passports of the
      players listed on the match sheet. Each player participating in a UEFA
      competition match must be in possession of a player’s registration licence
      issued by his association or an official personal identity card / passport, each
      containing his photograph and date of birth.
15.08 If the match sheet is not completed and returned in time, the matter will be
      submitted to the Control and Disciplinary Body.
15.09 Only three of the substitutes listed on the match sheet may take part in the
      match. A player who has been substituted may take no further part in the
      match.
15.10 If there are fewer than seven players on either of the teams, the match is
      abandoned. In this case, the Control and Disciplinary Body decides on the
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                   Replacement of players on the match sheet
15.11 After the match sheets have been completed, signed and returned to the
      referee by both teams, and if the match has not yet kicked off, no replacement
      is allowed except in the following cases:
       a) If any of the first 11 players listed on the match sheet are not able to start
           the match due to unexpected physical incapacity, they may only be
           replaced by any of the seven substitutes listed on the initial match sheet.
           The substitute(s) in question may then only be replaced by a registered
           player (players) not listed on the initial match sheet, so that the quota of
           substitutes is not reduced. During the match, three players may still be
           substituted.
       b) If any of the seven substitutes listed on the match sheet are not able to be
           fielded due to unexpected physical incapacity, they may only be replaced
           by a registered player not listed on the initial match sheet.
       c) If none of the goalkeepers listed on the match sheet are able to be fielded
           due to unexpected physical incapacity, they may be replaced by registered
           goalkeepers not listed on the initial match sheet.
       The club concerned must, upon request, provide the UEFA administration with
       the necessary medical certificates.
                                       Article 16
                    Half-time interval, break before extra time
16.01 The half-time interval lasts 15 minutes. If extra time is required, there is a five-
      minute break between the end of normal time and the start of extra time. As a
      rule, the players remain on the field of play during this five-minute break, at
      the discretion of the referee.
                                       Article 17
                            Kicks from the penalty mark
17.01 For matches where the winners need to be decided by kicks from the penalty
      mark, the procedure laid down in the Laws of the Game applies.
17.02 The referee decides which goal will be used for the kicks:
       a) For reasons of safety/security, state of the field of play, lighting or other
          similar reasons, the referee may choose which goal will be used without
          tossing a coin. In this case, he is not required to justify his decision, which
          is final.
       b) If he considers that either goal can be used for the kicks, then, in the
          presence of the two captains, he decides that the head side of the coin
          corresponds to one goal and the tail side to the other. He then tosses the
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17.03 To ensure that the procedure is strictly observed, the referee is assisted by
      the assistant referees and the fourth official, who also note down the numbers
      of the players on each team who take kicks from the penalty mark. The
      assistant referees position themselves according to the diagram in the Laws
      of the Game.
17.04 If through the fault of a club, the taking of kicks from the penalty mark cannot
      be completed, the provisions of Article 10 apply.

                                XI     Player Eligibility

                                        Article 18
                                 General provisions
18.01 In order to be eligible to participate in the UEFA club competitions, players
      must be registered with UEFA within the requested deadlines to play for a
      club and fulfil all the conditions set out in the following provisions. Only eligible
      players can serve pending suspensions.
18.02 Players must be duly registered with the association concerned in accordance
      with the association’s own rules and those of FIFA, notably the FIFA
      Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
18.03 Players must have undergone a medical examination in accordance with the
      mandatory criteria as set out in Annex IX.
18.04 Each club is responsible for submitting an A list of players (List A) and a B list
      of players (List B), duly signed, to its association for verification, validation,
      signature and forwarding to UEFA. These lists must include the name, date of
      birth, shirt number and name, nationality and national registration date of all
      players to be fielded in the UEFA club competition in question, as well as the
      surname and first name of the head coach. In addition, the lists must include
      the confirmation by the club’s doctor that all players have undergone the
      requested medical examination; the club’s doctor is solely responsible for
      ensuring that the requested players’ medical examination has been duly
      performed.
18.05 The club bears the legal consequences for fielding a player who is not named
      on list A or B, or who is otherwise not eligible to play.
18.06 The UEFA administration decides on questions of player eligibility. Challenged
      decisions are dealt with by the Control and Disciplinary Body.
18.07 As a rule, a player may not play in a UEFA club competition (i.e. UEFA
      Champions League and UEFA Europa League, but not UEFA Super Cup) for
      more than one club in the course of the same season. Exceptionally, however,
      a player who has been fielded in the first, second, third qualifying round or the
      play-offs of the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League is entitled
      to play in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League for another


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       club as from the group stage. Moreover, as from the start of the round of 16, a
       player can be registered in accordance with paragraphs 18.18 to 18.21 below.
       A substitute player who has not been fielded is entitled to play for another club
       competing in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League in the
       course of the same season, provided that he is registered with the UEFA
       administration in accordance with the present regulations.
                        Conditions for registration: List A
18.08 No club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season, two of
      whom must be goalkeepers. As a minimum, eight places are reserved
      exclusively for “locally trained players” and no club may have more than four
      “association-trained players” listed on these eight places on List A. List A must
      specify the players who qualify as being “locally trained”, as well as whether
      they are “club-trained” or “association-trained”. The possible combinations that
      enable clubs to comply with the List A requirements are set out in Annex VIII.
18.09 A “locally trained player” is either a “club-trained player” or an “association-
      trained player”.
18.10 A “club-trained player” is a player who, between the age of 15 (or the start of
      the season during which he turns 15) and 21 (or the end of the season during
      which he turns 21), and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been
      registered with his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire
      seasons (i.e. a period starting with the first official match of the relevant
      national championship and ending with the last official match of that relevant
      national championship) or of 36 months.
18.11 An “association-trained player” is a player who, between the age of 15 (or the
      start of the season during which the player turns 15) and 21 (or the end of the
      season during which the player turns 21), and irrespective of his nationality
      and age, has been registered with a club or with other clubs affiliated to the
      same association as that of his current club for a period, continuous or not, of
      three entire seasons or of 36 months.
18.12 If a club has fewer than eight locally trained players in its squad, then the
      maximum number of players on List A is reduced accordingly.
18.13 List A has to be submitted by the following fixed deadlines:
       a)   25 June 2012 (24.00 CET) for all matches in the first qualifying round;
       b)   12 July 2012 (24.00 CET) for all matches in the second qualifying round;
       c)   26 July 2012 (24.00 CET) for all matches in the third qualifying round;
       d)   13 August 2012 (24.00 CET) for all matches in the play-offs;
       e)   3 September 2012 (24.00 CET) for all further matches from the first match
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18.14 For the three qualifying rounds and the play-offs, a club may register a
      maximum of one new eligible player on List A after the above-mentioned
      deadlines, provided the quota of locally trained players is respected. Such
      registration must be completed by 24.00 CET on the day before the relevant
      first-leg match and the club’s association must confirm in writing that the new
      player is eligible to play at domestic level at this time.
18.15 If the registration of such a new player causes the number of players on List A
      to exceed 25, the club must remove a currently registered player to reduce the
      squad to 25 players again.
                       Conditions for registration: List B
18.16 Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B
      during the season. The list must be submitted by no later than 24.00 CET on
      the day before the match in question.
18.17 A player may be registered on List B if he is born on or after 1 January 1991
      and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted
      period of two years since his 15th birthday by the time he is registered with
      UEFA. Players aged 16 may be registered on List B if they have been
      registered with the participating club for the previous two years without
      interruption.
                            Subsequent registration
18.18 For all matches from the start of the round of 16, a club may register a
      maximum of three new eligible players for the remaining matches in the
      current competition. Such registration must be completed by 1 February 2013
      (24.00 CET) at the latest. This deadline cannot be extended.
18.19 One player from the above quota of three who has been fielded in a UEFA
      club competition group stage match for another club in the current season
      may exceptionally be registered, provided that the player has not been fielded:
      a) in the same competition for another club; or
      b) for another club that is currently in the same competition.
18.20 One or more players from the above quota of three who have been fielded
      only in the first, second or third qualifying round or play-offs of the UEFA
      Champions League or UEFA Europa League for another club are entitled to
      be registered.
18.21 If the registration of such new players causes the number of players on List A
      to exceed 25, the club must remove the necessary number of currently
      registered players to reduce the squad to 25 players again. The quota of the
      “locally trained players” must be respected when registering new players.
      Newly registered players must wear set numbers which have not yet been
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18.22 If a club cannot count on the services of at least two goalkeepers registered
      on List A because of long-term injury or illness, the club concerned may
      temporarily replace the goalkeeper concerned and register a new goalkeeper
      at any time during the season and complete the official registration list A with
      a goalkeeper fit to be fielded. An injury or illness is considered long-term if it
      lasts at least 30 days as of the day the injury or illness occurred. In case the
      recovery of the goalkeeper occurs before this 30 day period, the player must
      remain out of the players List A until the end of such period. If the replaced
      goalkeeper was registered as a locally trained player, the new goalkeeper
      does not need to be a locally trained player. The club must provide UEFA with
      the necessary medical evidence in one of UEFA's official languages. UEFA
      may require further medical examination of the goalkeeper by an expert
      appointed by UEFA at the cost of the club. Once the injured or ill goalkeeper
      is fit to be fielded again he can resume his position in place of his nominated
      substitute. The change must be announced to the UEFA administration 24
      hours before the next match in which the goalkeeper is due to play.

                                      XII     Kit

                                      Article 19
                               UEFA Kit Regulations
19.01 Unless specified otherwise in these regulations, the UEFA Kit Regulations
      (2012 edition) apply to all matches in the competition, including the qualifying
      phase and the play-offs.
                              Kit approval procedure
19.02 All clubs must submit the kit application form together with the competition
      entry documents to the UEFA administration for approval.
19.03 Kit used by clubs that qualify for the play-offs and group stage of the
      competition must be approved by the UEFA administration. The following
      deadlines apply for the submission to the UEFA administration of samples of
      the first-choice, second-choice and any additional kit, including the
      goalkeeper’s (shirt, shorts and socks).
       a) 2 July 2012 for clubs that qualify directly for the play-offs or the group
          stage;
       b) 30 July 2012 for clubs that qualify for the third qualifying round.
                                      Colours
19.04 For all competition matches, the home club has the first choice as to which of
      its official kits announced on the entry form it wears for its home matches. The
      clubs agree on the colours to be worn from the kits announced on their entry
      forms. If the clubs are unable to agree on the colours to be worn by their
      teams, they inform the UEFA administration who will take a final decision.


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19.05 In any case, if the referee notices on the spot that the colours of the two
      teams could lead to confusion, he decides on the colours, after consulting the
      UEFA match delegate and the UEFA administration. As a rule, in such cases
      it is the home team that has to change colours, for practical reasons.
19.06 For the final, both teams may wear their home colours. However, if there is a
      clash, the team designated as the away team must wear alternative colours. If
      a clash still exists and the team officials are unable to agree, the UEFA
      administration will decide on the colours.
                            Player names and numbers
19.07 From the play-offs, player names must be shown on the back of shirts (see
      Article 11 of the UEFA Kit Regulations).
19.08 From the group stage, all registered players, including those registered at a
      later stage, must wear set numbers (on shirts and shorts) between 1 and 99. If
      the number 1 is used, it must be worn by a goalkeeper. No number may be
      used by more than one player on a team and no player may use more than
      one number in the course of a season.
                              Choice of shirt sponsor
19.09 The club may only use a sponsor approved beforehand by its association and
      also used in one of the domestic competitions as shirt sponsor. From the play-
      offs onwards, this provision also applies to the official training session and any
      UEFA Champions League media activities the day before a match.
                             Change of shirt sponsor
19.10 According to Article 34 of the UEFA Kit Regulations, clubs may change their
      shirt sponsor during the season as follows:
       a) clubs playing qualifying-phase and play-off matches may change the shirt
          sponsor no more than twice during the same UEFA season but only once
          from the beginning of the group stage;
       b) clubs directly qualified for the group stage may change the shirt sponsor
          only once during the same UEFA season.
       Starting the competition without a sponsor but subsequently using one is not
       considered as a change of sponsor.
       A change regarding the content of the sponsor advertising is considered to be
       a change of sponsor, even if the sponsor remains the same.
                     Deadline for changes of shirt sponsor
19.11 Clubs which want to change their shirt sponsor in accordance with
      paragraph 19.10, must follow the requirements detailed in paragraph 34.04 of
      the UEFA Kit Regulations and submit their request to the UEFA administration
      at least ten working days prior to the first match in which they wish to use the
      new sponsor.


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19.12 For clubs that have qualified for the knockout rounds, any sponsor changes
      must be announced to the UEFA administration by 1 February 2013 (12.00
      CET) at the latest.
             Non-use of shirt sponsor due to national legislation
19.13 If the national legislation applicable at the match venue prevents a visiting
      club from using its approved shirt sponsor (see paragraph 32.02 of the UEFA
      Kit Regulations), the club may ask UEFA to replace its sponsor with a UEFA-
      endorsed programme (e.g. Respect campaign) or with a charity in compliance
      with the UEFA requirements. Furthermore, a club may wear advertising for a
      product of its sponsor as long as it complies with the applicable national
      legislation and is approved by UEFA. Such requests must be submitted to the
      UEFA administration at least seven days before the match in question.
                                Competition badge
19.14 From the play-offs, the UEFA Champions League competition badge must
      appear on the free zone of the right shirt sleeve. UEFA will provide the clubs
      concerned with sufficient badges to cover their needs (as determined by
      UEFA) throughout the competition. The UEFA Champions League badge may
      not be used in any other competition or at any earlier stage of the competition.
                                Titleholder badge
19.15 The reigning titleholder must wear the UEFA Champions League titleholder
      badge instead of the UEFA Champions League competition badge on the free
      zone of the right shirt sleeve. UEFA will provide the club concerned with
      sufficient badges to cover its needs (as determined by UEFA) throughout the
      competition. The UEFA Champions League titleholder badge may not be used
      in any other competition.
                                  Respect badge
19.16 The UEFA Respect badge must be used on the free zone of the left shirt
      sleeve from the first match in the play-offs onwards. UEFA will provide the
      clubs with sufficient badges to cover their needs (as determined by UEFA)
      throughout the competition.
                              Multiple-winner badge
19.17 Subject to a licence being granted by UEFA, multiple winners of the UEFA
      Champions League (three consecutive times or a minimum of five times) may
      wear a multiple-winner badge on the free zone of the left shirt sleeve which
      should be placed above the UEFA Respect badge referred to in
      paragraph 19.16. The club must source such multiple-winner badges from the
      supplier(s) selected by the UEFA administration.




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               Items which do not form part of the playing attire
19.18 From the play-offs, all items worn by players and club officials which do not
      form part of the playing attire (shirt, shorts and socks) must be free of sponsor
      advertising. Manufacturer identification is allowed in accordance with chapters
      IX, X and XI of the UEFA Kit Regulations. This provision applies:
       a) to any official training session before the match;
       b) to any media activities (in particular for interviews and press conferences
          and appearances in the mixed zone) before and after the match;
       c) on the day of the match from arrival at the stadium until departure from the
          stadium.
                       Special material used in the stadium
19.19 From the play-offs, all special material used in the stadium, such as kit bags,
      medical bags, drink containers, etc., must be free of any sponsor advertising
      and/or manufacturer identification unless instructed otherwise by UEFA in
      writing. This provision applies:
       a) to any official training session before the match;
       b) to any media activities (in particular for interviews and press conferences
          and appearances in the mixed zone) before and after the match;
       c) on the day of the match from arrival at the stadium until departure from the
          stadium.
                                 Balls and official ball
19.20 For the three qualifying rounds, balls must comply with the Laws of the Game
      as well as with Article 65 of the UEFA Kit Regulations. The home club must
      provide the visiting club with match balls of excellent quality for its training
      session on the day before the match as well as for warming up before the
      match. These match balls must be the same as those used for the match.
19.21 The applicable official UEFA Champions League match ball determined by the
      UEFA administration must be used for all matches from the play-offs and for
      the official training sessions before these matches.

                                  XIII    Referees

                                      Article 20
20.01 The General Terms and Conditions for Referees apply to the referee teams
      appointed for the competition.
20.02 The referee team is composed of the referee, two assistant referees, the
      fourth official and, if appointed, two additional assistant referees.




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                                     Appointment
20.03 The Referees Committee, in cooperation with the UEFA administration,
      appoints a referee for each match. Only referees whose names appear on the
      official FIFA list of referees are eligible. The rest of the referee team is, in
      principle, proposed by the association of the referee, in accordance with
      criteria established by the Referees Committee.
                                        Arrival
20.04 The referee team must arrange to arrive at the venue the day before the
      match.
20.05 If a member of the referee team does not arrive at the match venue by the
      evening before the game, the UEFA administration and both clubs must be
      informed immediately. The Referees Committee, in cooperation with the
      UEFA administration, takes the appropriate decisions. If the Referees
      Committee decides to replace a member of the referee team, such a decision
      is final, and no protests against the person or nationality of the member of the
      referee team are allowed.
                                     Unfit referee
20.06 If a referee or assistant referee becomes unfit before or during a match, and is
      unable to officiate, he is replaced by the fourth official.
                                   Referee’s report
20.07 Directly after the match, the referee validates the official match report.
                               Referee liaison officer
20.08 During their stay at the match venue, the referees are taken care of by a
      referee liaison officer, who is an official representative of the association of the
      home club.

                 XIV    Disciplinary Law and Procedures – Doping

                                       Article 21
                          UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
21.01 The provisions of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations apply for all disciplinary
      offences committed by clubs, officials, members or other individuals
      exercising a function at a match on behalf of an association or club, unless the
      present regulations stipulate otherwise.
21.02 Participating players agree to comply with the Laws of the Game, UEFA
      Statutes, UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations,
      UEFA Kit Regulations as well as the present regulations. They must notably:
       a) respect the spirit of fair play and non-violence, and behave accordingly;


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       b) refrain from any activities that endanger the integrity of the UEFA
          competitions or bring the sport of football into disrepute;
       c) refrain from anti-doping rule violations as defined by the UEFA Anti-
          Doping Regulations.
                                     Article 22
                               Yellow and red cards
22.01 As a rule, a player who is sent off the field of play is suspended for the next
      match in a UEFA club competition. The Control and Disciplinary Body is
      entitled to augment this punishment. For serious offences the punishment can
      be extended to all UEFA competition categories.
22.02 In case of repeated cautions:
      a) before the group stage, a player is suspended for the next competition
          match after three cautions in three different matches, as well as after the
          fifth caution;
      b) from the first match in the group stage, a player is suspended for the next
          competition match after three cautions in three different matches, as well
          as following any subsequent odd-numbered caution (fifth, seventh, ninth,
          etc.).
22.03 Single yellow cards and pending suspensions are always carried forward
      either to the next stage of the competition or to another club competition in the
      current season.
22.04 Exceptionally, all yellow cards and pending yellow-card suspensions expire on
      completion of the play-offs. They are not carried forward to the group stage.
22.05 Cautions and pending yellow-card suspensions from club competition
      matches expire at the end of the season.
                                      Article 23
                              Declaration of protests
23.01 Associations and their clubs are entitled to protest. The party protested
      against and the disciplinary inspector have party status.
23.02 Protests must reach the Control and Disciplinary Body in writing, stating the
      reasons, within 24 hours of a match.
23.03 This 24-hour time limit cannot be extended.
23.04 The protest fee is €1,000. It must be paid at the same time as the protest is
      filed.




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                                      Article 24
                               Reasons for protests
24.01 A protest is directed against the validity of a match result. It is based on a
      player’s eligibility to play, a decisive breach of the regulations by the referee,
      or other incidents influencing the match.
24.02 Protests concerning the state of the field of play must be submitted to the
      referee in writing by the relevant officials before the match. If the state of the
      field of play becomes questionable in the course of the match, the team
      captain must inform the referee, in the presence of the captain of the opposing
      team, orally without delay.
24.03 Protests cannot be lodged against factual decisions taken by the referee.
24.04 A protest against a caution or expulsion from the field of play after two
      cautions is admissible only if the referee’s error was to mistake the identity of
      the player.
                                      Article 25
                                       Appeals
25.01 The Appeals Body deals with appeals lodged against decisions of the Control
      and Disciplinary Body. The UEFA Disciplinary Regulations apply.
                                      Article 26
                                       Doping
26.01 Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the anti-doping rule
      violations set out in the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.
26.02 Doping is forbidden and is a punishable offence. In case of anti-doping rule
      violations, UEFA will instigate disciplinary proceedings against the
      perpetrators and take the appropriate disciplinary measures in accordance
      with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.
      This may include the imposition of provisional measures.
26.03 UEFA may test any player at any time.

                            XV      Financial Provisions

                                      Article 27
                                  Referees’ costs
27.01 For all matches in the competition, the association of the home club, on behalf
      of UEFA, assumes the costs of the board and lodging of the referee team, as
      well as their transport costs within the territory of the association concerned.
      The international travel expenses and daily allowances of these officials are
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                                Qualifying rounds
27.02 Each club retains its receipts and bears all its expenses. The visiting club
      assumes its expenses for travel, board and lodging, unless the two clubs
      concerned agree otherwise. If necessary, the provisions of paragraphs 11.06
      and 11.07 must be observed. In the event of a match being moved for any
      reason whatsoever, the UEFA administration decides who assumes any
      expenses incurred by the visiting club as a result.
27.03 Top domestic league championship winners that do not qualify for the group
      stage of the UEFA Champions League receive a special bonus payment (see
      paragraph 27.06).
                    Play-offs and UEFA Champions League
27.04 Each club retains its receipts from the sale of match tickets and bears all its
      expenses. The visiting club assumes its expenses for travel, board and
      lodging, unless the two clubs concerned agree otherwise. If necessary, the
      provisions of paragraphs 11.06 and 11.07 must be observed. In the event of a
      match being moved for any reason whatsoever, the UEFA administration
      decides who assumes any expenses incurred by the visiting club as a result.
      Revenue from play-offs and UEFA Champions League contracts
27.05 The exact amounts that UEFA pays to the associations and clubs, as per the
      provisions of paragraph 27.06, are determined by the Executive Committee
      before the start of the competition.
27.06 The revenue earned from the contracts concluded by UEFA for the 20 play-off
      matches, 96 group matches, 16 round of 16 matches, 8 quarter-final matches,
      4 semi-final matches and the final of the UEFA Champions League is
      allocated as decided by the Executive Committee before the start of the
      season. As a rule:
       a) 75% of the revenue received by UEFA from television and sponsorship
          (including, without limitation, licensing and merchandising) contracts will
          be paid to the 32 clubs taking part in the UEFA Champions League group
          matches.
       b) 25% of the revenue received by UEFA from television and sponsorship
          contracts (including, without limitation, licensing and merchandising) will
          remain with UEFA to cover organisational and administrative costs and
          solidarity payments to its member associations. From this share,
          payments will also be made to the leagues not represented in the UEFA
          Champions League group matches, and to those clubs eliminated in the
          qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa
          League. A special bonus is also paid from this amount to the top domestic
          league championship winners that do not qualify for the group stage of the
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      c) Any revenue received in excess of €530 million will be distributed as
         follows: 82% to the 20 clubs involved in the play-offs and the 32 clubs
         involved in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, and 18%
         remaining with UEFA (for the purposes mentioned in a) and b) above).
      d) The allocation to the participating clubs mentioned in a) and c) above
         includes a 6.5% share for distribution to clubs of the leagues which have
         one representative or more in the play-offs or the group stage of the UEFA
         Champions League.
27.07 On the basis of paragraph 27.06, and taking into account the running
      commercial contracts, UEFA issues a circular letter at the beginning of the
      season indicating the amounts available for distribution to all parties involved.
                                         Final
27.08 For the final, UEFA owns all rights relating to tickets and decides on the
      number of tickets to be allocated to the finalists (these allocations do not
      necessarily have to be equal) and to the host association. In addition, the
      UEFA administration, in conjunction with the host association, fixes the ticket
      prices. UEFA may issue ticketing terms and conditions, as well as special
      instructions, guidelines and/or directives for the sale and/or distribution of
      tickets (including those contained in the UEFA Safety and Security
      Regulations). Such UEFA decisions and/or requirements are final.
      Furthermore, the host association and the finalists must provide all necessary
      cooperation to UEFA for enforcing such ticketing terms and conditions.
27.09 Before the final, the Executive Committee decides on the financial distribution
      model in favour of:
      a) the two finalists;
      b) the host association (in accordance with the staging agreement);
      c) UEFA.
27.10 Each club is responsible for its own expenses.
27.11 The accounts of the final must be submitted to the UEFA administration within
      one month of the final taking place.

                             UEFA payments to clubs
27.12 All payments to the clubs are made in euros and will always be transferred to
      the respective association’s bank account. It is the responsibility of the club to
      coordinate the transfer from the association’s bank account to the club’s bank
      account.
27.13 Unless so authorised by UEFA in writing, a club may not assign benefits from
      its participation in the UEFA Champions League to any third party.
27.14 The amounts paid by UEFA are gross amounts. As such they cover any and
      all taxes, levies and charges.


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                   XVI    Exploitation of the Commercial Rights

                                       Article 28
                                 Commercial rights
28.01 For the purposes of these regulations:
      a) "commercial rights" means any and all commercial and media rights and
          opportunities in and in relation to the UEFA Champions League and the
          play-offs (including, without limitation, all UEFA Champions League and
          play-off matches), including, without limitation, media rights, marketing
          rights and data rights;
      b) “media rights” means the right to create, distribute and transmit on a linear
          and/or on demand basis for reception on a live and/or delayed basis
          anywhere in the world by any and all means and in any and all media,
          whether now known or devised in the future (including, without limitation,
          all forms of television, radio, wireless and internet distribution),
          audiovisual, visual and/or audio coverage of all UEFA Champions League
          and play-off matches ("match coverage") and all associated and/or related
          rights, including fixed media and interactive rights;
      c) “marketing rights” means the right to advertise, promote, endorse and
          market the UEFA Champions League and the play-offs; to conduct public
          relations activities in relation to the UEFA Champions League and the
          play-offs; and to exploit all advertising, sponsorship, hospitality, licensing,
          merchandising, publishing, betting, gaming, retailing, music and
          franchising opportunities and all other commercial association rights
          (including through ticket promotions) in relation to the UEFA Champions
          League and the play-offs;
      d) “data rights” means the right to compile and exploit statistics and other
          data in relation to the competition.
28.02 UEFA is the exclusive, absolute legal and beneficial owner of the commercial
      rights. Subject to paragraph 28.03(c), UEFA expressly reserves all
      commercial rights and is exclusively entitled to exploit, retain and distribute all
      revenues derived from the exploitation of such commercial rights. UEFA may
      appoint third parties to act as brokers or agents on its behalf and/or as service
      providers in the exploitation of some or all of the commercial rights.
28.03 Exploitation of commercial rights for the UEFA Champions League and the
      play-offs:
       a) Media rights
          Subject to paragraph 28.03(c), all media rights in and to the UEFA
          Champions League and the play-offs, excluding any qualifying-phase
          matches, are exploited by UEFA.



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       b) All other commercial rights
          UEFA has the exclusive right to exploit all other commercial rights and to
          appoint partners (as defined in Annex VI) for the competition (including the
          UEFA Champions League, the play-offs and the whole qualifying phase).
          Any such partners appointed by UEFA (and any other third party
          designated by UEFA) may have the exclusive right to exploit certain
          commercial rights (including in respect of their products and/or services) in
          and to the UEFA Champions League and the play-offs and their matches.
          In accordance with Article 19 of the present regulations and the UEFA Kit
          Regulations, advertising on players’ kits is exempt from this exclusivity.
       c) Rights of the clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League and the
          play-offs
          The clubs may exploit certain media rights in accordance with the Club
          Media Rights Guidelines as set out as Annex VII.
          In addition and without prejudice to the Club Media Rights Guidelines, the
          clubs are entitled to (i) use the match coverage of their own matches as
          UEFA shall, at its sole discretion, decide to make available or (ii) in
          exceptional circumstances, produce their own coverage of their own
          matches (with a maximum of one camera and subject to UEFA’s approval
          given in advance in writing and under conditions notified by UEFA) for the
          clubs’ own non-commercial purposes, as defined in Annex VI, such as
          their own internal training purposes. The licence granted by UEFA in
          respect of all such footage is strictly limited to the above uses. The clubs
          are responsible for any additional necessary rights or third party
          clearances required in relation to any such uses.
                              Promotional purposes
28.04 All clubs participating in the competition must grant UEFA the right to use and
      authorise others to use photographic, audio-visual and visual material of the
      team, players and officials (including their names, relevant statistics, data and
      images), as well as the club name, logo, emblem, stadium image and team
      shirt (including references to the shirt sponsors and kit manufacturers) free of
      charge and worldwide for the full duration of any rights for (i) non-commercial,
      promotional and/or editorial purposes and/or (ii) as reasonably designated by
      UEFA. No direct association will be made by UEFA between individual players
      or clubs and any partner. On request, the clubs must supply UEFA free of
      charge with all appropriate material as well as the necessary documentation
      required to allow UEFA to use and exploit such rights in accordance with this
      article.
                               Exploitation by clubs
28.05 Member associations and their affiliated organisations and/or clubs are
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       matches which take place under their respective auspices (“the qualifying
       rights”).
28.06 In exploiting any of the media rights to the qualifying phase as permitted by
      these regulations, member associations and their affiliated organisations
      and/or clubs must observe the stipulations of Article 48 of the UEFA Statutes,
      as well as the regulations governing the implementation of said article and any
      other instructions or guidelines issued by UEFA from time to time.
28.07 Clubs shall not participate or allow any third party to use rights granted by the
      club, in any aggregation of commercial rights in any way that would permit
      third parties to create an association with the qualifying phase, the play-offs
      and/or the UEFA Champions League generally whether through the use of a
      branded marketing programme or otherwise.
28.08 All agreements and arrangements pertaining to the exploitation of the
      qualifying rights must be presented to the UEFA administration on request.
28.09 All agreements and arrangements entered into by member associations and
      their affiliated organisations and/or clubs that pertain to the exploitation of
      qualifying rights that are media rights, must include Article 48 of the UEFA
      Statutes and the regulations governing its implementation as an integral part
      thereof. Furthermore, such agreements and arrangements must contain a
      stipulation guaranteeing that if any amendments are made to these
      regulations, or any other applicable codes, guidelines or regulations issued by
      UEFA from time to time, the said agreements and arrangements shall be
      amended as necessary to conform with the relevant amended regulations,
      codes or guidelines within 30 days of their coming into force.
28.10 For all qualifying-phase matches, member associations and their affiliated
      organisations and/or clubs envisaged in paragraph 28.05 undertake to provide
      UEFA free of charge and at least 24 hours prior to kick-off of each match with
      access to television frequency information for receiving the broadcast signal at
      a location of UEFA's choice. These broadcasts can be recorded by UEFA in
      particular for the purposes envisaged in paragraph 28.04 and this paragraph
      28.10, and a copy of the recording shall be made available for the respective
      home club upon request. If the signal is unavailable for whatever reason,
      member associations and their affiliated organisations and/or clubs undertake
      to provide to UEFA free of charge, in Digibeta (or if not available, in Betacam
      SP) format (or such other format as may be requested by UEFA) a recording
      of the entire match, to be sent to a destination of UEFA's choice for receipt
      within seven days of the match. The club shall ensure that the person owning
      rights to the above materials grants UEFA the right to use and exploit and
      authorise others to use and exploit, by any and all means and in any and all
      media whether now known or invented in the future, throughout the world, for
      the full duration of such rights, up to 15 minutes of audio and/or visual material
      from each match, free of charge and without payment of any associated
      clearance costs. The club acknowledges that such use may be aimed in


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       particular at directly or indirectly promoting the competition within programmes
       produced by or on behalf of UEFA.
28.11 Member associations and their affiliated organisations and/or clubs may not
      use or authorise any third party to use any of the UEFA Champions League
      and/or play-offs trademarks, music or any graphic material or artistic forms
      developed in connection with the UEFA Champions League and/or the play-
      offs in programmes, promotions, publications or advertising or otherwise
      without the prior written consent of UEFA or if not specifically permitted in
      these regulations including Annexes VI and VII hereto.
                     Compliance with laws and regulations
28.12 The commercial rights shall be exploited in compliance with relevant laws and
      regulations.
28.13 All contracts that a club (or any third party acting on behalf of a club) enters
      into in respect of any commercial rights authorised by these regulations in
      relation to the competition must expire on 30 June 2015 at the latest or
      contain a clause allowing the club to terminate any such contract (or be able
      to release its rights) as of this date.
                                     Disclaimer
28.14 UEFA declines all responsibility in the event of conflicts arising from contracts
      between a club or any of its players, officials, employees, representatives or
      agents and any third party (including, without limitation, their sponsors,
      suppliers, manufacturers, broadcasters, agents and players) on account of the
      provisions of these regulations and/or any other UEFA regulations and such
      persons’ obligations thereunder.
                                     Indemnity
28.15 Each club indemnifies, defends and holds UEFA, its subsidiaries and any
      LOC (as referred to in paragraph 12.09) and all of their officers, directors,
      employees, representatives, agents and other auxiliary persons free and
      harmless against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages,
      penalties, claims, actions, fines and expenses (including reasonable legal
      expenses) of whatsoever kind or nature resulting from, arising out of, or
      attributable to any non-compliance by the club or any of its players, officials,
      employees, representatives or agents with the present regulations.

                        XVII    Intellectual Property Rights

                                      Article 29
29.01 UEFA is the exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights of the
      competition, including any current or future rights of UEFA’s names, logos,
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       requires the prior written approval of UEFA, and must comply with any
       conditions imposed by UEFA.
29.02 All rights to the fixture list, as well as any data and statistics in relation to the
      matches in the competition, are the sole and exclusive property of UEFA.

                     XVIII Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

                                        Article 30
30.01 In case of litigation resulting from or in relation to these regulations, the
      provisions regarding the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) laid down in the
      UEFA Statutes apply.

                          XIX    Unforeseen Circumstances

                                        Article 31
31.01 Any matters not provided for in these regulations, such as cases of force
      majeure, will be decided by the Emergency Panel or, if not possible due to
      time constraints, by the President or, in his absence, by the General
      Secretary. Such decisions are final.

                                XX    Closing Provisions

                                        Article 32
32.01 The UEFA administration is entrusted with the operational management of the
      competition and is therefore entitled to take the decisions and adopt the
      detailed provisions necessary for implementing these regulations.
32.02 All annexes form an integral part of these regulations.
32.03 Non-compliance with the obligations set out in these regulations may lead to
      disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Statutes and other
      relevant regulations derived from them.
32.04 If there is any discrepancy in the interpretation of the English, French or
      German versions of these regulations, the English version prevails.




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32.05 These regulations were adopted by the UEFA Executive Committee at its
      meeting on 21 March 2012 and come into force on 1 May 2012.


         For the UEFA Executive Committee:

         Michel Platini                 Gianni Infantino
         President                      General Secretary



         Istanbul, 21 March 2012




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          ANNEX IA - ACCESS LIST FOR THE 2012/13 UEFA CLUB COMPETITIONS
          ANNEX IA - ACCESS LIST FOR THE 2012/13 UEFA CLUB COMPETITIONS
     UEFA Champions League                                                                                    UEFA Europa League
                                                    Association
     UEFA Champions League
  Group
            Champions  League
                                                                                   Group                   PO
                                                                                                              UEFA Europa Q3
                                                                                                                          League                 Q2             Q1
               PO Q3 Q2 Q1      PO   Q3      Rank
                                                    Association
                Champions        League                                     TH + UCL 10 teams (PO)          teams (Q3)
                                                                                                     UCL 15 PO                                                   3 teams
                                                                                                                                                            FP - Q1
THGroup                                                                            Group                                       Q3                Q2
CH   RU   N3   PO Q3 Q2 Q1      PO
                                N4    Q3     Rank
                                               1          England          CW                                     N5                  N6
TH
CH   RU   N3                    N4             2            Spain           TH
                                                                           CW + UCL 10 teams (PO)    UCL 15 teams (Q3)
                                                                                                                   N5                 N6                    FP - 3 teams
CH   RU   N3                    N4             1
                                               3          England
                                                         Germany           CW                                 N5                      N6
CH
CH   RU
     RU   N3                    N4
                                N3             2
                                               4            Spain
                                                             Italy         CW
                                                                           CW                              N4 N5                   N5 N6
CH
CH   RU
     RU   N3                    N4
                                N3             3
                                               5         Germany
                                                           France          CW
                                                                           CW                              N4 N5                   N5 N6
CH   RU                         N3    N3       4
                                               6             Italy
                                                          Portugal         CW                              N4                      N5
CH   RU                         N3    RU       5
                                               7           France
                                                           Russia          CW                        CW N3 N4                   N4 N5                     N5
CH   RU                               N3
                                      RU       6
                                               8          Portugal
                                                          Ukraine          CW                        CW N3 N4                   N4 N5                     N5
CH                                    RU       7
                                               9           Russia
                                                       Netherlands                                   CW N3                      N4                        N5
CH                                    RU       8
                                              10          Ukraine
                                                           Turkey                                    CW N3                   N3 N4                     N4 N5
CH                                    RU       9
                                              11       Netherlands
                                                           Greece                                    CW N3                   N3 N4                     N4 N5
CH                                    RU      10
                                              12           Turkey
                                                         Denmark                                     CW                      N3                        N4
CH                 CH                 RU      11
                                              13           Greece
                                                          Belgium                                    CW                      N3                        N4
CH                 CH                 RU      12
                                              14         Denmark
                                                         Romania                                     CW                      N3                        N4
                   CH                 RU      13
                                              15          Belgium
                                                         Scotland                                    CW                      N3                        N4
                   CH CH              RU      14
                                              16         Romania
                                                        Switzerland                                  CW          CW          N3                  RU N3 N4
                   CH CH              RU      15
                                              17         Scotland
                                                            Israel                                   CW          CW          N3                  RU N3 N4
                      CH                      16
                                              18        Switzerland
                                                      Czech Republic                                             CW                              RU N3
                      CH                      17
                                              19            Israel
                                                           Austria                                               CW                           CW RU N3
                      CH                      18
                                              20      Czech Republic
                                                          Cyprus                                                 CW                           CW RU N3
                      CH                      19
                                              21           Austria
                                                          Bulgaria                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH                      20
                                              22          Cyprus
                                                          Croatia                                                                             CW RU N3             N3
                      CH                      21
                                              23          Bulgaria
                                                          Belarus                                                                             CW RU N3             N3
                      CH                      22
                                              24          Croatia
                                                           Poland                                                                             CW RU                N3
                      CH                      23
                                              25          Belarus
                                                          Slovakia                                                                            CW RU                N3
                      CH                      24
                                              26           Poland
                                                          Norway                                                                              CW RU                N3
                      CH                      25
                                              27          Slovakia
                                                           Serbia                                                                             CW RU                N3
                      CH                      26
                                              28          Norway
                                                          Sweden                                                                              CW RU             RU N3
                      CH
                      CH                      27
                                              29           Serbia
                                                    Bosnia-Herzegovina                                                                        CW RU
                                                                                                                                              CW                RU N3
                                                                                                                                                                   N3
                      CH
                      CH                      28
                                              30          Sweden
                                                          Finland                                                                             CW
                                                                                                                                              CW                RU N3
                                                                                                                                                                RU N3
                      CH                      29
                                              31    Bosnia-Herzegovina
                                                     Republic of Ireland                                                                      CW                RU N3
                      CH                      30
                                              32          Finland
                                                          Hungary                                                                             CW                RU N3
                      CH                      31
                                              33     Republic of Ireland
                                                          Moldova                                                                             CW             CW RU N3
                      CH                      32
                                              34          Hungary
                                                         Lithuania                                                                            CW             CW RU N3
                      CH                      33
                                              35          Moldova
                                                           Latvia                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH                      34
                                              36         Lithuania
                                                          Georgia                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH                      35
                                              37           Latvia
                                                        Azerbaijan                                                                                           CW RU N3
                      CH                      36
                                              38          Georgia
                                                          Slovenia                                                                                           CW RU N3
                      CH                      37
                                              39        Azerbaijan
                                                      FYR Macedonia                                                                                          CW RU N3
                      CH                      38
                                              40          Slovenia
                                                          Iceland                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH                      39
                                              41      FYR Macedonia
                                                        Kazakhstan                                                                                           CW RU N3
                      CH                      40
                                              42          Iceland
                                                       Liechtenstein                                                                                         CW RU N3
                      CH                      41
                                              43        Kazakhstan
                                                        Montenegro                                                                                           CW RU N3
                      CH                      42
                                              44       Liechtenstein
                                                          Albania                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH                      43
                                              45        Montenegro
                                                          Estonia                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH                      44
                                              46          Albania
                                                           Wales                                                                                             CW RU N3
                      CH                      45
                                              47          Estonia
                                                          Armenia                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH CH                   46
                                              48           Wales
                                                            Malta                                                                                            CW RU N3
                      CH CH                   47
                                              49          Armenia
                                                      Northern Ireland                                                                                       CW RU N3
                           CH                 48
                                              50            Malta
                                                       Faroe Islands                                                                                         CW RU N3
                           CH                 49
                                              51      Northern Ireland
                                                       Luxembourg                                                                                            CW RU N3
                           CH                 50
                                              52       Faroe Islands
                                                          Andorra                                                                                            CW RU N3
                           CH
                           CH                 51
                                              53       Luxembourg
                                                        San Marino                                                                                           CW RU N3
                                                                                                                                                             CW RU
                           CH 5 qualified
                 5 qualified                  52          Andorra                                                                  31 qualified              CW RU
                           CH                 53        San Marino                                                                                           CW RU
               Number of teams 5 qualified
                 5 qualified                             Total                                                                     31
                                                                                                                     Number of teams qualified
     22      0 3 31 6            5       10               239                           17                   33                 18               41             78
           Number of teams                               Total                                                      Number of teams
   22        0 3 31 6            5       10               239                           17                   33                 18               41             78
TH    = title-holder / tenant du titre / Titelhalter
CH    = domestic champion club / champion national / Landesmeister
TH
RU    = title-holder / tenant du titre Titelhalter
      = dometic league runner-up / /vice-champion national / Vizelandesmeister
CH
N3    = domestic champion club / champion national / Landesmeister / 3. der nationalen Meisterschaft
      = domestic league 3rd-placed club / 3e du championnat national
RU
N4    = dometic league runner-up / club / 4e du championnat national / 4. der nationalen Meisterschaft
      = domestic league 4th-placedvice-champion national / Vizelandesmeister
N3
N5    = domestic league 3rd-placed club / 3e du championnat national / 3. der nationalen Meisterschaft
      = domestic league 5th-placed club / 5e du championnat national / 5. der nationalen Meisterschaft
N4
N6    = domestic league 4th-placed club / 4e du championnat national / 4. der nationalen Meisterschaft
      = domestic league 6th-placed club / 6e du championnat national / 6. der nationalen Meisterschaft
N5
CW    = domestic league 5th-placed club 5e du championnat national / Pokalsieger
      = domestic cup-winner / vainqueur /de coupe national / nationaler 5. der nationalen Meisterschaft
N6
FP    = club qualified via Fair Play rankings qualifié via classement du 6. der nationalen aus Fairplay-Wertung
      = domestic league 6th-placed club / 6e/ du championnat national / fair-play / VereineMeisterschaft
CW
Q     = domestic rounds / tours de qualification / Qualifikationsrunden
      = qualifyingcup-winner / vainqueur de coupe national / nationaler Pokalsieger
FP
PO    = club qualified via Fair Play rankings / qualifié via classement du fair-play / Vereine aus Fairplay-Wertung
      = play-offs
Q
UCL   = qualifying rounds tours de
      = UEFA Champions /League qualification / Qualifikationsrunden
PO    = play-offs
UCL   = UEFA Champions League




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     ANNEX IB - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COMPETITION SYSTEM




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ANNEX IC - UEFA MATCH CALENDAR 2012/13




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                ANNEX II - COEFFICIENT RANKING SYSTEM

1.   At the end of each season, UEFA compiles a performance table (UEFA
     association coefficient rankings) covering the five most recent UEFA
     Champions League and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League seasons in order to
     determine the number of places allocated to an association in the UEFA
     Champions League and UEFA Europa League (former UEFA Cup).
2.   Calculation of the association’s coefficient in the UEFA Champions
     League and UEFA Europa League
     a) 2 points (1 point for qualifying-phase and play-off matches) awarded for a
        win
     b) 1 point (0.5 point for qualifying-phase and play-off matches) awarded for a
        draw
     c) 0 points awarded for a defeat
     Qualifying-phase and play-offs results are taken into account only for the
     calculation of the association’s coefficient.
3.   Calculation of the club’s coefficient in the UEFA Champions League
     a) Qualifying phase and play-offs
        −  0.5 points awarded to each club eliminated in the first qualifying round
        −  1 point awarded to each club eliminated in the second qualifying round
        −  0 points awarded to each club eliminated in the third qualifying round
           and in the play-offs. The clubs eliminated at these stages move into
           the UEFA Europa League and join the UEFA Europa League
           coefficient calculation system.
     b) Group stage onwards
        −   2 points awarded for a win
        −   1 point awarded for a draw
        −   0 points awarded for a defeat
4.   Calculation of the club’s coefficient in the UEFA Europa League
     a) Qualifying phase and play-offs
        −   0.25 points awarded to each club eliminated in the first qualifying round
        −   0.5 points awarded to each club eliminated in the second qualifying
            round
        −   1 point awarded to each club eliminated in the third qualifying round
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     b) Group stage onwards
        −   2 points awarded for a win
        −   1 point awarded for a draw
        −   0 points awarded for a defeat
     c) Guaranteed minimum
        From the 2009/10 season, clubs are guaranteed a minimum of two points
        in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League even if the number of
        points actually obtained during this stage is lower. This guaranteed
        minimum is not added to the points obtained by the clubs concerned
        during the group stage and is not taken into consideration for the
        calculation of the coefficient of the association.
5.   Bonus points
     a) From the 2009/10 season, clubs which reach the round of 16, quarter-
        finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Champions League or the quarter-
        finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Europa League are awarded an
        extra point for each such round. In addition, four points are awarded for
        participation in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and four
        points for qualifying for the round of 16.
     b) These bonus points are also taken into consideration for the calculation of
        the association’s coefficient.
6.   To calculate the coefficient of the association concerned, the points obtained
     in a given season by its clubs are added, then divided by the total number of
     clubs from the association that took part in the two UEFA club competitions in
     question. However, if a club refuses to enter either of these two UEFA club
     competitions and is therefore not replaced by another club from the same
     association, the coefficient of the association concerned is calculated as
     follows: the points obtained in the season in question by its clubs are added,
     then divided by the total number of clubs from the association that could have
     entered the two UEFA club competitions in accordance with the access list as
     set out in Annex Ia.
7.   Coefficients are calculated to the thousandth and not rounded up.
8.   In the case of equal coefficients, the UEFA administration takes a final
     decision on the order of the rankings, taking into consideration the individual
     coefficients of the most recent season.
9.   Points are awarded only for matches which have actually been played, in
     accordance with the results ratified by UEFA. Penalty shoot-outs do not affect
     the result used to calculate the coefficient.




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10.   The new performance table is communicated to the member associations on
      completion of the most recent UEFA club competition season.
11.   The UEFA administration takes final decisions on any matters not provided for
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                          ANNEX III - MEDIA MATTERS

1.     General
       UEFA is entitled to control media access to the stadium and may deny access
       to any unauthorised member of the media irrespective of whether they are a
       rights holder.
2.     Media requirements
2.1.   Pre-season requirements
       Before the start of the season each club must, at UEFA’s request, (i) provide
       UEFA, free of charge, with individual player and coach/manager statistics and
       photographs, historical information and a photograph of its stadium, and any
       further data requested by UEFA for promotional purposes; or (ii) make all or
       part of the above available for UEFA to produce its own material.
2.2.   Club press officer
       Each club must appoint a dedicated English-speaking press officer to
       coordinate cooperation between the club, UEFA and the media in accordance
       with the present regulations. The club press officer must ensure that the
       media facilities provided by the club meet the required competition standards.
       The club press officer is also responsible for assisting UEFA in compiling
       editorial features in text or electronic format before and during the season to
       help promote the competition, and for providing information on team
       schedules and news. The club press officer must be present at all home and
       away matches to coordinate all media arrangements including pre-match and
       post-match press conferences and interviews, and to cooperate with the
       UEFA media officer at the venue.
       The visiting club’s press officer must send (by fax or email) a full list of
       accreditation requests to the home club’s press officer, with a copy to the
       UEFA media officer and to UEFA, by the Friday before the match at the latest.
       The club press officer must also ensure that all accreditation requests come
       from bona fide football reporters.
2.3.   Pre-match press conferences
       Each club must hold a pre-match press conference the day before the match.
       The two press conferences must be arranged by the two clubs and UEFA
       together, so that the media can attend both. Press conferences must start no
       later than 20.00 local time. The press conferences must be staged in the
       stadium in which the match is to be played, unless an alternative location is
       agreed in advance with UEFA. Each press conference must be attended by at
       least the manager/head coach of the team plus one or, preferably, two
       players. If their head coach is suspended for the match, clubs have the option
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       The home club is responsible for providing the necessary technical
       infrastructure and services at pre-match press conferences at the match
       stadium, as well as a qualified interpreter with a strong knowledge of football.
       If the press conferences are held in a location other than the match stadium,
       each club is responsible for providing the necessary technical infrastructure
       and services, including an interpreter, at its chosen venue. Wherever possible,
       simultaneous interpreting facilities must be offered. If a club organises
       additional pre-match media activities, such as a mixed zone, such activities
       may supplement but not replace the pre-match press conference.
2.4.   Training sessions
       Both clubs must make their training session on the day before the match open
       to the media for at least 15 minutes in accordance with the schedule agreed in
       advance with UEFA. The two training sessions must be arranged by the two
       clubs and UEFA together, so that the media can attend both. In principle, the
       visiting club holds its official training session in the stadium where the match
       will take place on the day before the match, unless otherwise agreed in
       advance with UEFA. Each club may decide whether the entire training session
       in question or only the first or last 15 minutes are open to the media. If a club
       decides to make only 15 minutes open, this applies to all media. Should a club
       decide to open the training session for only 15 minutes and if its own official
       club platform crew wishes to attend the entire session, then an ENG crew
       from both (i) the host broadcaster and (ii) the main visiting broadcaster must
       be given the same opportunity. This applies for both home and away matches.
       Should a club allow its own photographer to attend the entire training session
       (of which only 15 minutes are open to the media), the club photographer must
       provide UEFA, upon request, with photos which UEFA will then make
       available to the international media.
       If a club does not hold a full training session on the day before the match,
       alternative arrangements must be made in agreement with UEFA to provide
       the media with access to a minimum of 15 minutes of the team’s preparation.
2.5.   Media facilities
       An adequate number of covered seats must be made available for the written
       press in a separate and secure area centrally located in the main or opposite
       stand, with a clear and unobstructed view of the whole pitch. All seats with
       desks must be equipped with a power supply and internet connection (cabled
       or Wi-Fi), with desks large enough to accommodate a laptop computer and
       notepad. In addition, seats without desks must be made available to the
       media.
       Non-rights holders may, if space permits, be allocated seats without desks.
       On entering the stadium, cameras and any other recording or broadcasting
       equipment belonging to audiovisual non-rights holders must be deposited in a
       secure location designated by the UEFA media officer. Such equipment may
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       from the penalty mark, and, in the case of the final, after the trophy
       presentation.
       A working area with desks, power supply and cabled or Wi-Fi internet
       connections must also be provided for the media.
       Internet connections for media must be dedicated networks and be provided
       free of charge.
2.6.   Interviews and pitchside presentations
       Both clubs must make their manager/head coach and one player available the
       day before each match for a short interview, to be recorded by the main
       audiovisual rights holder from their country. In addition, clubs must use their
       best efforts to make their manager/head coach or a key player available to the
       main audiovisual rights holder from the country of the opposing club. These
       interviews will be distributed to other audiovisual rights holders via the
       worldwide news-exchange feed.
       Interviews are not permitted during the match on the field of play itself or in its
       immediate vicinity. However, upon arrival, half-time, super-flash and flash
       interviews can take place under the following circumstances, in locations pre-
       determined by the home club and UEFA media officer.
       Interviews are allowed with coaches and players upon their arrival at the
       stadium subject to their agreement.
       A half-time interview may be conducted in the designated area (either super-
       flash or flash interview position) with listed team officials (not players) subject
       to their agreement.
       Post-match super-flash interviews are conducted after the match in a
       designated area located between the pitch and the players’ tunnel. The host
       broadcaster and the main visiting broadcaster may each request two
       interviews. The first such interview is obligatory and clubs must make
       available the manager/head coach or a key player, i.e. a player who had a
       decisive influence on the result. The second interview is not compulsory and
       requires the approval of the UEFA media officer.
       Flash interviews and indoor studio interviews are obligatory and take place
       after the match in a designated area close to the dressing rooms. Clubs must
       make their manager/head coach and at least two key players available (using
       their best efforts to make at least four key players available including the
       UEFA man of the match/best-rated player) to all audiovisual rights holders.
       Clubs must use their best efforts to meet specific nationality/language
       requests from audiovisual rights holders. If requested by the UEFA media
       officer, clubs must use their best efforts to make players available for post-
       match flash and studio interviews within 15 minutes of the end of the match. If
       their manager/head coach is suspended for the match, or is sent off during the
       match, clubs have the option of replacing him with the assistant coach for the
       post-match press conference and interviews.


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       Players selected for doping controls may conduct post-match interviews if
       escorted by the UEFA media officer or another designated doping control
       chaperone.
2.7.   Post-match press conferences and mixed zone
       The post-match press conference at the venue must start no later than 20
       minutes after the final whistle. The home club is responsible for providing the
       necessary technical infrastructure and services, including a qualified
       interpreter with a strong knowledge of football. Both clubs must make their
       manager/head coach available for this press conference.
       After the match, a mixed zone must be set up for the media on the way from
       the dressing rooms to the team transport area. This area – accessible only to
       coaches, players and representatives of the media, to offer reporters
       opportunities to conduct interviews – must include a sectioned-off area
       reserved for audiovisual rights holders, UEFA.com and club TV channels
       nearest the dressing rooms. In addition, the UEFA media officer may instruct
       the club to provide individual sections for audiovisual non-rights holders, audio
       media and written press. The home club must ensure that the whole mixed
       zone is safe for players and coaches to walk through. All players from both
       teams who are listed on the official match sheet are obliged to pass through
       the mixed zone in order to conduct interviews with the media. However,
       players must fulfil interview requests from audiovisual rights holders before
       conducting interviews for their club media platforms.
2.8.   Dressing rooms
       The team dressing rooms are off limits to representatives of the media before,
       during and after the match. However, subject to the prior agreement of the
       club, one camera of the host broadcaster may enter the dressing room before
       the match to film the players’ shirts and equipment. This camera may also
       conduct one brief presentation involving the host broadcaster’s main reporter
       or presenter. This filming is organised by the UEFA media officer and must be
       completed well before the arrival of the players.
2.9.   Field of play and technical zone
       No media representatives are allowed to go on to the field of play before,
       during or after the match, with the exception of the hand-held camera crew
       covering the team line-ups at the start of the match and up to two cameras of
       the host broadcaster filming after the end of the match, including extra time
       and kicks from the penalty mark. The same applies to the tunnel and
       dressing-room area, with the exception of UEFA-approved super-flash and
       flash interviews, pre- and post-match indoor studio presentations and a
       camera of the host broadcaster filming the following activities:
       a) team arrivals (as far as to the dressing-room area)
       b) players in tunnel prior to taking the field (before the match)
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      Only a limited number of photographers, cameramen and production staff of
      the audiovisual rights holders – all equipped with the appropriate pitch-access
      accreditation – are allowed to work in the area between the boundaries of the
      field of play and the spectators (see Annex IVa and Annex IVb).
2.10. Additional media activities
       Clubs must use their best efforts to deliver additional media activities such as:
       −   individual requests from audiovisual rights holders for interviews and
           access to training sessions;
       − requests from UEFA for media open days before the start of the group
           stage and before the quarter-finals; and
       − making the head coach and key players available for interview by UEFA
           on two occasions during the season (for example once during the group
           stage and once during the knock-out stage) for distribution to audiovisual
           rights holders.
       The clubs participating in the final must hold a media open day in advance of
       the final, with timings and format to be agreed in advance with UEFA.
3.     Audiovisual rights holders
       Clubs involved in the play-offs and the UEFA Champions League have certain
       obligations towards the host broadcaster and other audiovisual rights holders
       for these matches.
       The clubs must provide, free of charge, the audiovisual rights holders with the
       necessary technical assistance, facilities, power and access for technical
       personnel.
       UEFA media requirements include, but are not limited to, the facilities defined
       below. Clubs may not charge the audiovisual rights holders and/or the UEFA
       audio media partners for any general installation costs relating to their
       production requirements.
       Clubs are required to provide the facilities, including, where necessary, the
       removal of seats and the non-sale of tickets, for the construction of camera
       platforms, studios and commentary positions. Any temporary construction
       such as scaffolding must be checked and approved by the relevant safety
       authorities. Production plans, including camera and commentary positions, will
       be confirmed to clubs five days before the match at the latest.
       Audiovisual rights-holder facilities to be provided by the club are defined
       below.
3.1.   Camera positions
       In order to guarantee a consistently high standard of coverage for all matches,
       there should be a minimum number of camera positions for the host
       broadcaster, plus additional positions available to audiovisual rights holders,
       to supplement their coverage. Clubs must ensure that the camera positions


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     described below can be accommodated, unless they present any safety or
     security risks. All cameras must respect the minimum distances from the
     touchlines and substitutes’ benches, as indicated in Annex IVb.
     Also, as a result of technological developments, new camera equipment may
     develop during the season, which may require new positions in the stadiums.
     Subject to space availability and safety and security considerations, such
     camera positions may be approved by UEFA on a case-by-case basis in
     consultation with the audiovisual rights holders and clubs involved.
     a) Main cameras
        Positioned in the main stand and situated exactly on the halfway line.
        These cameras should be facing away from the sun. Positions must be
        provided for at least three cameras on a platform at least 6 metres in
        length for the play-offs and the group stage, and at least four cameras on
        a platform at least 8 metres in length for the knockout stage.
     b) Pitchside halfway camera
        Fixed camera on the halfway line at pitch level, near the touchline, for
        player close-ups. If it is proposed that this camera is to be placed between
        the substitutes’ benches, a solution must be found to enable an
        unimpeded view of the field of play and substitutes’ benches for the fourth
        official, and a clear view of the field of play for the club representatives
        seated on the substitutes’ benches.
     c) 16-metre cameras
        Two cameras installed in the main stand at the same level as or higher
        than the main camera, facing each of the 16-metre lines.
     d) Low cameras behind the goal
        Clubs must make available two areas behind each goal, one on the side
        closest to the main camera and one on the far side of the goal, for low
        cameras and ENG cameras of audiovisual rights holders. Each area must
        be at least 10m long by 2m wide and must run from the 5m line towards
        the corner flag, taking into account the useable space available.
     e) Bench camera
        One portable camera, located outside the technical areas and in a fixed
        position unless agreed otherwise, may be positioned to cover the
        substitutes' benches. This camera can also be used on the field for player
        close-ups during the line-up and the toss of the coin, as well as for player
        close-ups after the end of the match (i.e. after any extra time and kicks
        from the penalty mark).
     f) Beauty-shot camera
        Fixed camera mounted high in the stadium to give a panoramic static shot
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       g) High cameras behind goals
          One camera installed in the stands behind each goal, at a height which
          permits the penalty spot to be seen above the goal crossbar.
       h) Reverse-angle cameras
          One camera located in the stands and up to three pitchside cameras on
          the opposite side of the stadium to the main camera, for reverse-angle
          coverage. For the knockout stage, space for an additional camera in the
          stands (two in total) must be made available.
       i) 20-metre cameras
          Two fixed pitchside cameras installed on the same side as the main
          camera facing each of the imaginary 20-metre lines. These cameras must
          ensure that the players, coaches and referee team are not disturbed and
          have a clear view of all corners of the field of play. The cameras must
          remain behind a line drawn from the substitutes’ benches to the corner
          flags. The pitch must be marked to indicate these zones.
       j) Tunnel camera
          A camera in a fixed position, approved by the UEFA media officer, in the
          area between the field of play and the dressing-room area (or the players’
          tunnel) may only be used before the teams exit the tunnel at the start of
          the first and second half.
       k) 6-metre cameras
          Two cameras between pitch level and five metres above pitch, located on
          same side as main camera and facing the 6-metre line. Subject to space
          permitting and as long as these cameras do not cause any view
          obstruction.
       l) Steadicams
          If space permits, up to two steadicams along the touchline, one covering
          each half of the pitch and located on the same side as the main camera.
          These cameras can only operate in a zone extending from the goal line to
          the 16-metre line.
       m) Mini-cameras
          A mini-camera may be placed directly behind the goal net as long as it
          does not touch the net. A mini-camera may also be attached to the poles
          which support the net or the cable connecting the back of the net to the
          vertical stanchions directly behind the goal. However, no camera may be
          attached to the net or the actual goalposts or crossbar.
3.2.   Commentary positions
       These must be located in the same stand as the main cameras. Up to 30
       positions are required for play-offs and group matches and up to 45 for the
       round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals. Commentary positions should have
       three seats each and must be equipped with the necessary power, lighting

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       and phone/internet connections. Access to the commentary positions must be
       secure and not accessible for the general public.
       Clubs must provide space in the main or reverse stand for a statistical data
       collection system. This includes, as a minimum, space for two racks of small
       cameras, measuring approximately 2.5 metres in length, and space for three
       seated technicians and their equipment, measuring approximately 5 metres in
       length.
3.3.   Indoor studios
       Clubs must provide space for two studios during the play-offs and group stage
       and three studios during the knockout rounds, each individually enclosed and
       each measuring at least 5 x 5 x 2.3 metres. The studios should be close to the
       dressing rooms to allow easy access for coach and player interviews.
3.4.   Pitch-view studios
       At the request of audiovisual rights holders, clubs must provide at least one
       studio (at least 5 x 5 x 2.3 metres of open and usable space), with an
       unrestricted view of the field of play, e.g. an executive box or space for the
       installation of such a studio, if safety and security considerations permit.
3.5.   Flash interview positions
       Clubs must provide space for at least four flash-interview positions for play-
       offs and group matches and at least eight flash-interview positions for
       knockout matches. These should be located between the substitutes’ benches
       and the dressing rooms and should each measure 3 x 4 metres.
3.6.   Super-flash positions
       At least two super-flash positions, each measuring 3 x 3 metres, must be
       provided between the pitch and the players’ tunnel.
3.7.   Pitchside presentations
       Clubs must ensure that pre-match, half-time and post-match pitchside
       presentations can be conducted by audiovisual rights holders. To this end,
       clubs must make space available next to the playing surface. This space
       should be split into no more than two areas, each area totalling a minimum of
       15 x 3 metres.
3.8.   Power supply
       The required technical power and back-up power must be provided to the
       outside broadcast (OB) van area. In addition, clubs must provide the required
       power to commentary positions, pitch-view studios, pitch side presentation
       positions, indoor studios and flash interview areas. The above-mentioned
       power supply must be provided free of charge.
3.9.   OB van area
       A parking area of at least 1,000m² of useable space must be provided for
       play-offs and group matches and of at least 2,300m² of useable space for
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      more space than the amounts set out above. Clubs shall provide full support
      to meet these needs, taking into account the useable space available. The
      parking area should be on the same side as the main cameras and must be
      made secure from the public. The surface and the layout of such space must
      also be suitable for parking any OB vehicles.
3.10. Security
      All security measures that may be reasonably required to safeguard and
      control the audiovisual rights-holder areas (including, without limitation, the
      OB van area) are the responsibility of the club. The security of all audiovisual
      rights-holder areas is the responsibility of the club. These areas must not be
      accessible to the public and should have 24-hour manned security from the
      start of installations to the departure of all audiovisual rights-holder personnel
      and equipment.
3.11. Cabling
      Clubs must, in principle, provide the necessary cabling infrastructure (e.g.
      cable bridges, trenches) to enable the audiovisual rights holders to install all
      cables safely and securely. Moreover, where requested, access to pre-cabled
      systems in stadiums should be free of charge to all audiovisual rights holders.
3.12. Data collection system
       Clubs must provide space for the installation of a statistical data collection
       system. This includes, at least, space for two racks of small cameras (each
       rack being 2.5 metres long) and space for a desk for three seated technicians
       on either the main or reverse stands.
4.     Club audio media partners
       The rules relating to the exploitation of the audio rights are set out in Annex
       VII, paragraph 4.
       Audio reporters are not allowed to enter the field of play nor may they have
       access to the pitch, tunnel, dressing rooms or “flash interview” area. They may
       attend the post-match press conferences and will be granted access to the
       mixed zone.
       Requests for audio accreditation and technical installations must be sent to
       the home club at least ten days before a match, and a list of club audio media
       partners who have requested accreditation must be submitted to the UEFA
       media officer.
5.     Written press
       This section applies to media that are not covered by paragraphs 3 and 4 of
       this annex and report in writing only, whatever may be the support they use
       (e.g. newspaper, internet websites, mobile portals).
       Clubs should accept accreditation applications from such media as written
       press, with access to the post-match press conference and mixed zone, on


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       condition that they do not cover the game (including press conferences and
       the mixed zone) live in sound and/or pictures.
6.     Photographers
       A limited number of photographers may work in the areas behind the
       advertising boards behind the goals unless, in exceptional circumstances,
       special dispensation is given by the UEFA media officer to work in other
       areas. Photographers may only change ends at half-time or, if applicable,
       during the interval before the start of extra time.
       The home club must provide photographers with pitchside seats, a working
       area with desks and power supply, and dedicated cabled or Wi-Fi internet
       connections by the pitch and in the working area, free of charge.
       Photographers may attend the pre- and post-match press conferences subject
       to space restrictions.
       Each photographer must obtain – and sign for – the appropriate UEFA
       Champions League photographer’s bib before the match and must return it
       before leaving the stadium. The bib must be worn at all times, with the number
       clearly visible on the back.
       UEFA is responsible for the design and production of photographers’ bibs (as
       well as bibs for audiovisual rights-holder personnel and ENG crews). The
       home club is responsible for assigning sufficient personnel for the distribution
       of photographers’ bibs prior to the match and collection of the bibs when
       photographers leave the stadium (during or after the match).
       Photographs taken by officially accredited photographers may be published
       online (including internet and mobile) for editorial purposes only, subject to the
       following conditions:
       a) they must appear as stills and not as moving pictures or quasi-video;
       b) there must be an interval of at least 20 seconds between postings of
            photographs.
7.     Principles for the media
7.1.   Respect of the field of play
       Any media equipment and personnel must be positioned in such a way that
       they do not present any danger for players or the referee team. The field of
       play itself must always be kept free of cameras, cables and media personnel.
       Typical media equipment locations are set out in Annex IV(b).
7.2.   Respect of officials
       Media equipment and personnel may not obstruct the view or movement of, or
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7.3.   Respect of spectators
       Media equipment and personnel should not obstruct the spectators’ view of
       the field of play. Media cameras should not record the crowd in a manner
       which could cause any dangerous activity.
7.4.   Respect of players/coaches
       Media must respect the needs of the players and coaches. Interviews may be
       arranged only outside the technical area, in areas defined and approved by
       UEFA. Reporters must not approach players or coaches for interviews or
       comments during play.
7.5.   Respect of other media
       All media representatives must respect the needs of other media colleagues.
       For example, adequate positions for photographers must be available
       alongside audiovisual rights-holder cameras behind the advertising boards, in
       principle behind each goal, and media working areas must not be disturbed
       during the match by audiovisual rights-holder technical personnel or
       photographers.
8.     Further details
       For further details on media matters, please refer to the relevant parts of the
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                 ANNEX V - RESPECT FAIR PLAY ASSESSMENT

1.     Introduction
The fair play assessment forms part of the respect campaign. Conduct according to
the spirit of fair play is essential for the successful promotion and development of and
involvement in sport. The objective of activities in favour of fair play is to foster a
sporting spirit, as well as the sporting behaviour of players, team officials and
spectators, thereby increasing the enjoyment of all those involved in the game.
2.     UEFA Respect fair play rankings
In its efforts to promote fair play, UEFA establishes association fair play rankings for
each season, based on all matches played in all UEFA competitions (national
representative and club teams) between 1 May and 30 April. In establishing these
rankings, only those associations whose teams have played at least the required
number of matches (i.e. total number of matches assessed divided by the number of
associations) are taken into account. For this purpose, fair play conduct is assessed
by the appointed UEFA match delegate.
3.     Criteria for an additional place in the UEFA Europa League
In reward for the fair play example they set, the three best-ranked associations which
attain an average of 8.0 points or more in the rankings each receive one additional
place in the next season’s UEFA Europa League. If associations are equal on points
in the rankings, lots will be drawn by the UEFA administration to define the
associations that receive an additional place. These additional places are reserved
for the winners of the respective domestic top-division fair play competitions,
provided that this national assessment is based at least on the following criteria: red
and yellow cards, positive play, respect for the opponents as well as for the referee,
and the behaviour of the team officials and of the crowd. If the winner of the domestic
top-division fair play competition in question has already qualified for a UEFA club
competition, the UEFA Europa League fair play place goes to the next-ranked team
in the domestic top-division fair play rankings which has not already qualified for a
UEFA competition.
4.     Methods of assessment
After the match, the match delegate is expected to complete a fair play assessment
form in consultation with the referee and, where applicable, the referee observer. The
referee confirms that fair play aspects have been duly discussed by signing the fair
play assessment form.
5.     Individual items on the assessment form
The assessment form identifies six criteria (items) for the evaluation of the fair play
performance of the teams. Assessment should be based on positive rather than
negative aspects. As a general rule, maximum assessment marks should not be
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5.1.   Red and yellow cards
       Deduction from a maximum of 10 points:
       − yellow card        1 point
       − red card           3 points
       If a player who has been cautioned with a yellow card commits another
       offence which would normally be punishable with a yellow card, but who must
       be sent off for this second offence (combined yellow and red card), only the
       red card counts, i.e. total of 3 points to be deducted.
       If, however, a player who has been cautioned with a yellow card commits
       another offence for which the punishment is dismissal, a total of 4 points (1+3)
       must be deducted.
       Red and yellow cards is the only item which may take a negative value.
5.2.   Positive play
       − maximum 10 points
       − minimum 1 point
       The aim of this item is to reward positive play which is attractive for the
       spectators. In assessing positive play, the following aspects should be taken
       into consideration:
       a) Positive aspects:
          −  attacking rather than defensive tactics
          −  acceleration of the game
          −  efforts to gain time, e.g. bringing the ball quickly back into play, even
             when in a winning position
          − continued pursuit of goals, even if the desired result (e.g. qualification
             or an away draw) has already been achieved
       b) Negative aspects:
          − deceleration of the game
          − time-wasting
          − tactics based on foul play
          − play-acting, etc.
       In general terms, positive play correlates with the number of goal-scoring
       chances created and the number of goals scored.
5.3.   Respect for the opponents
       − maximum 5 points
       − minimum 1 point
       Players are expected to respect the Laws of the Game, the competition
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       team members and everyone else involved in the team abide by the spirit of
       fair play as well.
       In assessing the players’ behaviour vis-à-vis the opposition, double counting
       against the item ‘red and yellow cards’ should be avoided. However, the
       UEFA match delegate may take into account the seriousness of the offences
       punished by cards, as well as offences overlooked by the referee.
       Assessment should be based on positive attitudes (e.g. helping an injured
       opponent) rather than infringements. Blameless behaviour, but without any
       particularly positive attitude or gestures towards opponents, should be
       assessed with a mark of 4 rather than 5.
5.4.   Respect for the referees
       − maximum 5 points
       − minimum 1 point
       Players are expected to respect the referees (including assistant referees and
       fourth officials) as people, as well as for the decisions they take. Double
       counting against the item ‘red and yellow cards’ should be avoided. However,
       the UEFA match delegate may take into account the seriousness of the
       offences punished by cards.
       A positive attitude towards the referees should be rewarded by high marks,
       including the acceptance of doubtful decisions without protest. Normal
       behaviour, but without any particularly positive attitude or gestures with
       respect to the referee team, should be assessed with a mark of 4 rather
       than 5.
5.5.   Behaviour of the team officials
       − maximum 5 points
       − minimum 1 point
       Team officials, including coaches, are expected to make every effort to
       develop the sporting, technical, tactical and moral level of their team through
       all permitted means. They are also expected to instruct their players to
       behave in a manner which is in accordance with the fair play principles.
       Positive and negative aspects of the behaviour of team officials should be
       assessed; e.g. whether they calm or provoke angry players or fans, how they
       accept the referee’s decisions, etc. Cooperation with the media should also be
       considered as a factor in the assessment. Blameless behaviour, but without
       any particularly positive attitude or gestures, should be assessed with a mark
       of 4 rather than 5.
5.6.   Behaviour of the crowd
       − maximum 5 points
       − minimum 1 point
       The crowd is considered to be a natural component of a football game. The
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       not expected to watch the game in silence. Encouragement of teams by
       shouting, singing, etc. may have a positive influence on the atmosphere, in
       accordance with the spirit of fair play.
       The spectators are, however, expected to respect the opposing team and the
       referee. They should appreciate the performance of the opposition, even if
       they emerge as the winners. They must in no way intimidate or frighten the
       opposing team, the referee or opposing supporters.
       A maximum number of points (5) should not be awarded unless all these
       requirements are satisfied, especially with respect to the creation of a positive
       atmosphere.
       This item is applicable only if a substantial number of fans of the team
       concerned are present. If the number of fans is negligible, ‘N/A’ (not
       applicable) should be recorded under this entry.
6.     Overall assessment
6.1.   The overall assessment of a team is obtained by adding up the points given
       for the individual items, dividing this total by the maximum number of points
       and multiplying the result by 10.
6.2.   The maximum number of points per game generally equals 40. If, however, a
       given team is being supported by a negligible amount of fans, and the item
       “Behaviour of the crowd” is not being assessed as a result (‘N/A’ – see
       paragraph 5.6 above), the maximum number of points obtainable will be 35.
       Example:
       The various items for team 1 are assessed as 8+7+3+4+5+4, giving a total of
       31. The general assessment will therefore be:
                                         (31/40) x 10 = 7.75
       If team 2 had only a small number of fans, and the assessment for the other
       items was 7+8+2+5+2, with 24 as the total, the general assessment would be:
                                        (24/35) x 10 = 6.857
6.3.   The general assessment should be calculated to three decimal points and not
       rounded up.
7.     Written comments
In addition to this assessment, the UEFA match delegate should also give brief
written comments on the fair play performance of the teams, to explain the positive
and negative aspects which formed the basis for his assessment. This written
explanation may also include outstanding individual gestures of fair play by players,
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                      ANNEX VI - COMMERCIAL MATTERS

1.     INTRODUCTION
1.1.   Intention
       In marketing the UEFA Champions League and play-offs commercial rights
       (as defined in paragraph 28.01), it is UEFA’s duty to fulfil, within a market
       economy-oriented environment, its cultural and sporting mandate to protect
       and foster the interest of football, thereby endowing the game with a position
       which is stable in value. Furthermore, the financial prospects stemming from
       sensible marketing are used to guarantee European football’s long-term
       existence, and to create new scope for the development of football in Europe,
       while taking into account the rules of the market economy.
       For the implementation of the UEFA Champions League and the play-offs,
       UEFA may appoint third parties to act as brokers or agents on its behalf
       and/or as service providers.
1.2.   Objectives
       a) Healthy growth of football
          −   In the stadium, the football fan should be able to experience, at close
              hand, the fascination of a football match.
          − Football should have an appropriate presence on television.
          − Football’s interests should be supported and fostered in the area of the
              marketing of the commercial rights of the UEFA Champions League
              and the play-offs.
       b) Fostering of the image and enhancing the status and social acceptance of
          football
          −   UEFA’s previous endeavours to promote high-quality football should
              be extended to include the Respect campaign.
          − Fostering and integration of youth football (boys and girls).
          − Fostering and integration of women’s football.
       c) Priority of sport over financial interests
          −   Future-oriented financial stability for UEFA, its member associations
              and clubs, as well as the safeguarding of their independence.
          −   Fostering of solidarity within the European footballing community,
              through the sustained support of financially weaker clubs and
              associations.
2.     DEFINITIONS
2.1.   “Commercial rights” has the meaning set out in Article 28.01 of these
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2.2.   “Exclusive area”:
       Means the venue for a UEFA Champions League match or a play-off match,
       comprising the stadium itself (including without limitation scoreboards,
       advertising board system, video boards, giant screens, clocks, dressing
       rooms, players tunnel, technical zone and all seating, hospitality and VIP
       areas), all areas in the vicinity of the stadium owned, controlled, managed or
       operated by the club, as well as the area around it, up to and including the
       fencing surrounding it or roads which naturally demarcate the area of the
       stadium, the air space immediately above the stadium (if the LOC holds or
       controls such rights – or is reasonably able to do so), and the broadcaster,
       press and media areas.
2.3.   “Partner”:
       Means any party accepted by UEFA under contract to exercise the
       commercial rights (or any of them) of the UEFA Champions League and the
       play-offs, and thereby participating directly or indirectly in the financing of the
       competition.
2.4.   “LOC” (local organising committee):
       Means the group of individuals who help organise home matches at the
       behest of the club participating in the UEFA Champions League or the play-
       offs (or a member association appointed by UEFA), and in close cooperation
       with UEFA, the minimum composition of which required by UEFA embraces
       representatives of the club’s board or representatives of the association, the
       stadium authorities, the safety/security services, and the club press officer.
2.5.   “Non-commercial purposes”:
       Means activities, without any direct or indirect third party association,
       necessary for (i) a club to advertise its own UEFA Champions League
       matches/play-offs, (ii) internal archiving purposes and (iii) internal library
       purposes, but excluding commercial rights and any other activity UEFA
       considers commercial in nature.
3.     MEDIA
3.1.   Responsibility
       The media rights (as defined in Article 28 of these regulations) for the UEFA
       Champions League and the play-offs are exploited by UEFA and the clubs in
       accordance with the Club Media Rights Guidelines.
       As specified on the official entry form, the Club Media Rights Guidelines are
       contractually binding upon the clubs.
3.2.   Tasks of the clubs
       The clubs must comply with their obligations with regard to broadcasters and
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4.     ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION
4.1.   Responsibility
       With respect to UEFA Champions League and play-off matches, UEFA holds
       the sole right to nominate partners. In principle, the partners nominated by
       UEFA, as well as their products and services, enjoy the exclusive right to
       commercially exploit UEFA Champions League and play-off matches and to
       conduct commercial promotions related to the UEFA Champions League and
       the play-offs. All current or future names, terms, symbols (including the
       trophy), logos or mascots, or other artistic, graphic and musical forms
       concerning the UEFA Champions League and/or the play-offs, may be used
       only by the partners in connection with their commercial rights. In every case,
       the prior written approval of UEFA is required.
       The use, for non-commercial purposes, of the above-mentioned assets by the
       clubs that qualify for the UEFA Champions League and the play-offs, is
       described in detail in the UEFA Champions League Club Manual and the
       Brand Manual.
4.2.   Tasks of the clubs
       The clubs undertake to guarantee UEFA optimum support in the
       implementation of the commercial rights, and to refrain from taking any steps
       that would encroach upon the abovementioned rights of the partners. For
       UEFA Champions League and play-off matches, the clubs undertake to
       observe UEFA’s instructions regarding the exclusive area. In particular the
       home club must provide a “clean stadium” by at least the morning of two days
       before a match, meaning that no advertising except that officially authorised
       by UEFA may be located within the exclusive area.
       UEFA, or a third party acting on its behalf, will provide the advertising boards
       (at least 90cm high) and be responsible for their installation and dismantling
       within two days of the match. The club is responsible for ensuring that the
       advertising boards are within the unimpaired range of view of the main
       camera.
       During the 2012-15 cycle, LED advertising boards will be used from the round
       of 16 onwards. During a site visit to each stadium, UEFA and/or a third party
       acting on its behalf, will assess any existing LED advertising system in place
       and, should it fulfil the technical specifications set by UEFA and be judged by
       UEFA to be of a high enough quality and reliability, the club shall provide
       access to such system, whether it is the club’s own or that of any third party
       supplier, to the company appointed by UEFA to manage and/or operate the
       LED boards. In such circumstances UEFA shall pay the club the fee for the
       rental of its LED advertising system and the club shall be responsible for its
       proper functioning.
       As from the 2015-16 season, the clubs will be required to provide as of the
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       specifications to be notified to the clubs by UEFA. In the event that a club is
       unable to provide a LED advertising system meeting the required technical
       specifications then UEFA provides an appropriate system and deducts these
       costs from the distribution due to the club for its participation in the
       competition.
       Each club must support and ensure that its players, officials and other
       employees also support the commercial programme established by UEFA for
       the exploitation of the commercial rights including without limitation the
       promotional programmes run by UEFA and the partners at UEFA Champions
       League and play-off matches (e.g. ball kids, centre circle carriers, flag
       bearers, player escorts, match ball carrier, referee escorts, man of the match
       and stadium tours).
       Each club must (where applicable) assist UEFA in combating activities that
       undermine UEFA’s commercial programme and the value of the commercial
       rights. In particular, no club may admit any person to a stadium who may
       reasonably be expected to act in a manner which undermines the commercial
       programme.
       The club must also provide all relevant data and/or information for UEFA’s
       promotional purposes and in particular its official website(s), and competition-
       related UEFA publications (e.g. the Statistics Handbook which constitutes the
       first volume of the UEFA Champions League Tournament Guide).
4.3.   Commercial exclusivity
       During a site visit to each stadium (and as set out in the UEFA Champions
       League Club Manual), the exclusive area is defined in accordance with
       paragraph 2.2 of this Annex.
       Any stadium naming rights which have been granted by the club will be
       subject to the UEFA Champions League requirements regarding the exclusive
       area. This means that, subject to the following exceptions, no branding of the
       stadium sponsor (for example, any name, logo, trademark, design elements,
       slogan or corporate colours) may be visible in the exclusive area. Similarly,
       subject to the following exceptions, no such branding may be visible on any
       UEFA Champions League printed materials.
       The following exceptions apply only in relation to one stadium sponsor which
       has been granted long-term stadium naming rights:
       a) The name of the stadium sponsor may be announced (as part of the
           stadium name) over the stadium PA system for the sole purpose of
           denominating the stadium if required for safety and security reasons. No
           additional identification connected with the stadium sponsor (for example,
           a jingle) may be included with the announcement.
       b) The name of the stadium sponsor may appear (as part of the stadium
           name) on printed materials for the UEFA Champions League and the play-
           offs, including match tickets, for the sole purpose of denominating the


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           stadium if required for safety and security reasons and only in a non-
           commercial typeface, colour and without any logos.
       c) The name of the stadium sponsor may appear (as part of the permanent
           stadium name signage) on the outside of the stadium building. Existing
           signage must be determined during the site visit to ensure that no
           additional signage is subsequently added.
       Commercial exclusivity granted to the partners in the exclusive area includes
       the right of UEFA to allow promotional activities by partners such as, without
       limitation, commercial spots on the stadium scoreboard, promotions involving
       the ball kids, the centre circle carriers, the flag bearers, the player escorts,
       man of the match, half-time promotions, match ball carrier, referee escort,
       stadium tours, product displays, brand promotions, merchandise sales and
       such other activities as designated and required by UEFA.
       Any sales activity undertaken by partners in the exclusive area may only be in
       respect of products and/or services related to their association with the
       competition.
4.4.   Press conferences and interviews
       Only the logos of the partners may be displayed at press conferences, flash
       interviews and in mixed zones at UEFA Champions League and play-off
       matches. In accordance with Article 19 of these regulations, the clothing of all
       players, coaches and team personnel participating in press conferences
       and/or interviews must be free of sponsor advertising (except the playing attire
       i.e. shirt, shorts and socks) and the manufacturer identification must be in
       compliance with the UEFA Kit Regulations.
4.5.   Posters, tickets, official printed matter
       The clubs produce posters, tickets and official printed matter in connection
       with the UEFA Champions League and the play-offs, but only in a manner
       approved by UEFA, including, without limitation, in accordance with UEFA’s
       ticketing policy. When posters, tickets and official printed matter connected
       with UEFA Champions League or play-off matches are being designed, due
       attention must be paid to ensuring that any advertising overprint is solely that
       of the partners. All printed matter must be produced in accordance with the
       guidelines laid down by UEFA.
4.6.   Tickets for UEFA and partners
       For every UEFA Champions League match, the clubs undertake to provide
       UEFA with 50 complimentary tickets to the VIP area, including hospitality, for
       partners. For the play-offs, the requirement is ten complimentary tickets for
       the VIP area, including hospitality. However, this number of tickets and
       hospitality passes must not exceed 10% of the VIP area seating capacity. In
       such a case, any difference must be offset by tickets in the highest category.
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       best possible seats next to the UEFA match delegate and/or the club’s highest
       level executives (for example, the club president or chief executive officer).
       Likewise, a number of complimentary tickets in the highest category, stated
       below, in one block, in a section located between the two 16-metre lines, must
       be provided to UEFA for its own use, as well as for the use of partners. The
       following numbers of complimentary tickets must be provided:
       a) Play-offs: 50
       b) Group matches: 310
       c) Round of 16: 360
       d) Quarter-finals: 405
       e) Semi-finals: 455
       In addition, partners must be given the opportunity to acquire, at face value,
       an agreed number of retail tickets, whereby tickets in the next highest
       category must also be situated in one block and in a central section (i.e. not
       behind the goal):
       −   Play-offs and group matches: minimum of 350 top-category retail tickets,
           330 retail tickets in the next highest category as well as 180 retail tickets in
           the third highest category;
       − Round of 16: minimum of 410 top-category retail tickets, 400 retail tickets
           in the next highest category as well as 300 retail tickets in the third highest
           category;
       − Quarter-finals: minimum of 660 top-category retail tickets, 610 retail tickets
           in the next highest category as well as 540 retail tickets in the third highest
           category;
       − Semi-finals: minimum of 880 top-category retail tickets, 800 retail tickets in
           the next highest category as well as 600 retail tickets in the third highest
           category;
       − The final is exempt from these stipulations.
       All tickets must be official UEFA Champions League tickets approved by
       UEFA prior to production.
4.7.   Minimum provisions in clubs’ Ticketing terms and conditions
       The clubs shall ensure that, as a minimum, their ticketing terms and
       conditions for the matches stipulate that:
       a) No person may conduct any promotional or commercial activity at the
          match stadium, without the prior written approval of UEFA.
       b) Tickets must not be used for any commercial purposes such as for
          promotion, advertising, use as a prize in a competition/sweepstake, or as
          part of a hospitality or travel package, without the prior written approval of
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       c) All people attending the match acknowledge that use may be made (free
          of charge) of their voice, image and/or likeness in still images and
          audio/visual transmissions relating to the match.
       d) No person attending the match may, without UEFA’s prior written
          approval, record, transmit and/or exploit any sound, image, data, statistics
          and/or description of the match for any purpose other than for private use.
4.8.   Hospitality for partners
       For every UEFA Champions League match, the host club must provide UEFA,
       free of charge, with a single exclusive hospitality area of minimum 400m² of
       open and usable space (excluding fixed installations and doors/fire access
       routes) within the stadium. The standard of these facilities must be at least
       comparable to the highest standard available in the stadium. If the host club is
       not able to offer such facilities within the stadium, it must find an alternative
       solution at its own expense outside the stadium. Such alternative solution
       must be of a standard comparable to that of an indoor facility.
4.9.   Accreditation
      A number of accreditations for partners, to be agreed upon, will be made
      available by UEFA, in conjunction with the host club. In every case,
      accreditation will ensure that all services can be proffered before, during and
      after the match.
4.10. Parking places
      In principle, 60 parking places for the play-offs and 180 parking places from
      the group stage onwards must be provided, free of charge, to UEFA for use
      by partners. The number and category of parking places will be decided upon
      by UEFA and the host club. These parking spaces should be in a prime
      position and wherever possible giving easy access of the Champions Club
      (i.e. the UEFA Champions League hospitality area).
4.11. Cooperation
       The clubs undertake to work in close cooperation with UEFA. Each club must
       appoint a liaison officer, who will be responsible for administrative matters,
       including all cooperation between the club and UEFA. It is understood that the
       clubs will provide UEFA, free of charge, with the services, facilities and areas
       which are referred to in the present annex or are necessary for the
       implementation of UEFA’s requirements pursuant to these regulations. The
       clubs will endeavour to provide UEFA and its appointed agency, free of
       charge, with the necessary office and storage facilities within the stadium. The
       clubs undertake to give their full support in clearing any material imported and
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5.     LICENSING AND MERCHANDISING
5.1.   Tasks of the clubs
       The clubs will ensure optimum support in the implementation of the UEFA
       Champions League licensing programme.
5.2.   Club Approval
       Club involvement in specific licensing projects will always be subject to the
       prior written approval of the respective club, and a contract drafted by UEFA
       will be submitted to the club for consideration and decision.
       For licensing projects which encompass the whole competition, the
       participating clubs must make reasonable efforts to ensure their participation
       in such projects.
5.3.   Final-related licensing
       Without prejudice to the terms of Annex VII, the clubs taking part in the final
       must not develop, produce or distribute any final-related product without the
       prior written approval of UEFA.
       For licensing projects which encompass the final, the participating clubs shall
       use reasonable efforts to ensure their participation in such projects.
6.     DATA
6.1.   Data rights
       a) UEFA may exploit data relating to any and all matches of the competition
          and authorise third parties to do the same.
       b) The clubs may compile data relating to their matches in the UEFA
          Champions League and the play-offs and may use such data and any
          other data related to the UEFA Champions League and the play-offs for
          their own internal training purposes and may publish such data on their
          official club platforms. The clubs may not otherwise exploit any data rights.
6.2.   Third party association
       There may be no direct and/or indirect third party association with any such
       UEFA Champions League/play-off data (to preserve exclusivity for the official
       UEFA Champions League/play-off partners). In particular, clubs must
       therefore ensure that official club platforms do not sell any form of
       sponsorship that directly and/or indirectly associates a product, service,
       person or brand with (i) such data or (ii) the UEFA Champions League and the
       play-offs.
7.     FURTHER DETAILS
       Further details on commercial matters are given in the UEFA Champions
       League Club Manual and the UEFA Champions League Brand Manual.




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 ANNEX VII - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLUB MEDIA RIGHTS GUIDELINES

1.     INTRODUCTION
For the purposes of these Club Media Rights Guidelines, the following terms have
the following meanings:
“club media partner(s)”     means partners which a club may contract or appoint to
                            exploit certain media rights on its behalf, including third
                            party agencies, broadcasters, internet service
                            providers, platform operators, mobile network operators
                            and/or fixed-media producers/distributors;
“delayed rights”            means non-live audiovisual media rights in respect of
                            UEFA Champions League and/or play-off matches in
                            which the club has participated;
“live rights”               means live audiovisual media rights in respect of UEFA
                            Champions League and/or play-off matches in which
                            the club participates;
“media rights”              has the meaning attributed to it in paragraph 28.01 of
                            these regulations;
“official club platform(s)” means any official club service (as recognised as such
                            by the club and being club branded and exclusively
                            dedicated to the club) made available on any media
                            platform (e.g. a club television channel); and
“UEFA media partner(s)”     means partners which UEFA may contract or appoint to
                            exploit certain media rights, including third party
                            agencies, broadcasters, internet service providers,
                            platform operators, mobile network operators and/or
                            fixed-media producers/distributors.
1.1.   Central marketing is essential for solidarity and for the branding of the UEFA
       Champions League. Accordingly, the core audiovisual UEFA Champions
       League and play-off media rights (live and certain delayed rights) are
       exclusively centrally marketed by UEFA. The net income generated by UEFA
       from such central marketing is redistributed to clubs and invested in solidarity.
1.2.   Clubs also have a framework to enhance their brands, especially through the
       exploitation of UEFA Champions League and play-off media rights.
1.3.   Therefore, following consultation between UEFA and the clubs, UEFA has
       issued these Club Media Rights Guidelines outlining the rules for such
       exploitation of certain UEFA Champions League and play-off media rights by
       clubs for the matches in which they participate.
1.4.   The compliance of all parties is essential to the overall success of the
       commercial exploitation system. If a club, via its official club platforms and/or
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       Guidelines then, without prejudice to any other term of these regulations,
       disciplinary and/or economic sanctions (including withholding of
       prize/participation payments) may be taken against the club by the relevant
       UEFA body (in addition to any ordinary legal remedies that may be available).
1.5.   All media rights which are not granted to clubs for exploitation in these Club
       Media Rights Guidelines may be exploited exclusively by UEFA. All media
       rights being exploited and/or centrally marketed by UEFA may be exploited, at
       UEFA’s discretion, by (i) UEFA partners under conditions to be defined by
       UEFA or (ii) UEFA itself and in particular via its digital media services
       (including services carried on third party platforms). For the avoidance of
       doubt and in accordance with these UEFA Champions League regulations,
       any sponsorship, suppliership or merchandising rights relating to the UEFA
       Champions League and/or play-offs shall be exploited exclusively by UEFA.
1.6.   Official club platforms and/or club media partners may (subject to availability,
       compliance with notification deadlines/conditions imposed by UEFA and/or
       payment of any technical costs):
       a) use commentary positions for exploitation of club media rights on official
           club platforms and/or by club media partners as the case may be;
       b) access the mixed zone; and/or
       c) access press conferences.
       In the event that availability or access is limited, first priority is given to UEFA
       media partners, second priority is given to official club platforms (and/or club
       media partners in case of exploitation of live audio and/or audiovisual media
       rights) and third priority (for access to the mixed zone and access to press
       conferences only) is given to club media partners and non-rights holders.
       Production rights not envisaged in this paragraph 1.6 are not, in principle,
       available to official club platforms and/or club media partners. On-site
       decisions regarding these issues are made by the UEFA Venue Director.
1.7.   UEFA has created a video library from which clubs can obtain footage of their
       own matches for exploitation of media rights in accordance with these Club
       Media Rights Guidelines (subject to execution of a services agreement for the
       extraction of such footage).
1.8.   In addition, clubs may have access, upon request to UEFA, to the raw feed
       via the OB van in respect of a home match , or from the relevant satellite in
       respect of an away match, in each case subject to the execution of a services
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2.     GENERAL CONDITIONS (VALID FOR ALL MEDIA RIGHTS EXPLOITED
       BY CLUBS)
2.1.   All commercial contracts that a club enters into for exploitation of media rights
       on the official club platforms and/or through club media partners must
       incorporate these Club Media Rights Guidelines so that they are binding on
       the clubs, their official club platforms and club media partners and suppliers.
2.2.   Clubs are responsible and liable to UEFA for the compliance of their official
       club platforms and club media partners and suppliers.
2.3.   Without prejudice to paragraph 28.13, the maximum duration of such
       commercial contracts is three UEFA Champions League seasons (2012/13,
       2013/14 and 2014/15), ending, in any case, on 30 June 2015 at the latest.
2.4.   Clubs may exploit delayed rights in perpetuity regardless of whether they are
       participating in the current UEFA Champions League season, subject to the
       conditions imposed by the then current Club Media Rights Guidelines. If a
       club has not participated in the UEFA Champions League since the 2003/04
       season (inclusive), it must execute an agreement, to be provided by UEFA
       upon the club’s request, undertaking to comply with the relevant version of the
       Club Media Rights Guidelines.
2.5.   Clubs may not create a programme or product which competes with any
       UEFA/UEFA Champions League and/or play-off programme or product
       centrally marketed by UEFA. To this end, clubs shall not bundle rights with
       those of any other club participating in the UEFA Champions League and/or
       the play-offs, including in relation to their official club platforms, nor shall they
       allow their club media partners to bundle rights. Furthermore, the rights
       exploited by a club, including the relevant programmes/products, may not
       feature content of UEFA Champions League and/or play-off matches in which
       the club is not participating.
2.6.   All rights exploited by clubs, official club platforms and/or club media partners
       must be club branded (in order not to create a competing programme/product
       to the UEFA/UEFA Champions League/play-off programme/product centrally
       marketed by UEFA). At the same time, UEFA will not exploit rights dedicated
       to one single club (in order not to create a programme or product which
       competes with any club programme or product).
2.7.   Clubs, official club platforms and/or club media partners may not use the
       UEFA Champions League logo, name, music, typography or trophy or any
       other UEFA Champions League/play-off designs, including images of the
       official ball, or graphics. UEFA acknowledges that in practice the following
       limited exceptions shall be permitted to the above rule: (i) any on-screen
       graphics and on-screen credits included by the host broadcaster in the raw
       feed (however, no use of the UEFA Champions League/play-off opening and
       closing sequences, match bumpers and break bumpers shall be permitted);
       (ii) use of the name "UEFA Champions League" in a standard typography
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        descriptive context to inform the consumer of the inclusion of UEFA
        Champions League/play-off content or in a purely editorial/descriptive context;
        and (iii) use of the trophy image within still images of the winning club.
2.8.    No official club platform or club media partner may present itself as a partner
        of the UEFA Champions League/play-offs or otherwise directly and/or
        indirectly associate itself and/or any third party, products or services with the
        UEFA Champions League/play-offs.
2.9.    All intellectual property rights in UEFA Champions League/play-off images
        and footage and in the name, logo, music, branding and materials of the
        UEFA Champions League/play-offs are and remain the exclusive property of
        UEFA.
2.10.   If a club, via its official club platforms or its club media partners, exploits
        media rights in accordance with these Club Media Rights Guidelines, it shall
        ensure that there is no interference with the raw feed, for example by adding,
        removing, editing or modifying any graphics, on-screen credits or other
        branding element with the following exceptions:
        a) the club, official club platform and/or club media partner may add its
             normal corporate/channel identification logo provided the logo is placed in
             a corner of the screen in such a way that it does not disrupt any graphic or
             other information included in the raw feed; and
        b) the club, official club platform and/or club media partner may add minor
             timing and/or score graphics and/or its normal captions for the
             commentator provided these are placed in such a way that they do not
             disrupt any graphic or other information included in the signal.
2.11.   Clubs are liable to UEFA for the protection of the footage/signal/
        broadcast/transmission against piracy or unauthorised re-transmission/use
        thereof and must therefore take all possible steps (and ensure that official club
        platforms and club media partners take all possible steps) to prevent the
        unauthorised use, re-transmission or re-distribution in full or in part of any of
        the above featuring audio, visual and/or audiovisual material of UEFA
        Champions League/play-off matches. In addition to any sanctions available to
        UEFA under paragraph 1.4 of these Club Media Rights Guidelines, any club
        failing to protect such material, or failing to ensure that its official club
        platforms and club media partners protect such material, may be required by
        UEFA to immediately remove the content from the relevant programme or
        product and/or platform.
2.12.   All technical transmissions (to and between transmission facilities, including
        uplinks and downlinks) from clubs, official club platforms and club media
        partners must be encrypted on a high-level conditional access basis.
2.13.   Official club platforms and club media partners are subject to any regulations,
        guidelines and/or instructions that may be issued by UEFA from time to time,
        including, when relevant, any regulations, guidelines and/or instructions as
        UEFA may issue to the UEFA media partners.

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2.14. In order to enable UEFA to have an overview of the exploitation of UEFA
      Champions League/play-off media rights by all participating clubs, any club
      which exploits or intends to exploit any media rights must provide, upon
      UEFA’s request, reasonable information to UEFA relating to such exploitation.
      UEFA will provide, upon the club’s request, reasonable information to the club
      relating to the UEFA media partners’ exploitation. Clubs deciding not to exploit
      media rights shall inform UEFA accordingly before the beginning of the
      relevant season.
3.     AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA RIGHTS
3.1.   In recognition of the convergence of technologies over which audiovisual
       content may be distributed, a platform neutral approach has been
       implemented by UEFA. The media rights have been characterised using a
       time window approach (meaning that live rights are distinguished from
       delayed rights).
                        A. Exploitation of live rights
3.2.   Clubs may exploit live rights in an EU/EAA country only in the event that such
       rights have not been acquired by a UEFA media partner in that particular
       country. UEFA will notify the clubs in due time of any EU/EEA country in
       which it has failed to sell the relevant live rights.
3.3.   Any exploitation of any such live rights by clubs, official club platforms and/or
       club media partners shall be in strict accordance with the following conditions:
       a) there shall be no direct and/or indirect third party association with UEFA
           Champions League/play-off programming/content (to preserve exclusivity
           for the official UEFA Champions League/play-off partners). In particular,
           clubs must therefore ensure that official club platforms and club media
           partners do not sell any form of sponsorship of or association with (i) the
           programme featuring the live match and/or (ii) the UEFA Champions
           League/play-offs;
       b) all broadcasts and transmissions (including uplinks or downlinks) must be
           encrypted on a conditional access basis. Furthermore, the clubs, official
           club platforms and club media partners shall ensure that there is no
           overspill, broadcast or transmission outside the territory(ies) in which the
           clubs are entitled to sell (and then broadcast and/or transmit) live rights in
           accordance with these regulations; and
       c) the programme shall be available on a subscription basis (pay or pay-per-
           view) only.
3.4.   Clubs are not entitled to create products/programmes which compete with the
       live audiovisual media rights centrally marketed by UEFA. For example, clubs
       shall not create a live quasi-video service through the combination of an
       audio/radio commentary and sequential still photographs/images.




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                       B. Exploitation of dela yed rights
3.5.   Subject to the terms of the above section A, clubs are not entitled to exploit
       any form of audiovisual media rights, irrespective of distribution technique or
       platform, before the end of the relevant embargo period, as detailed in this
       section B.
3.6.   Following the end of such embargo periods, clubs may exploit certain delayed
       rights on a worldwide, non-exclusive basis under the conditions set out in this
       section B.
                            Official club platforms
3.7.   Between midnight (CET or local time, as applicable pursuant to paragraphs
       3.7c) and d) below) on the day the match is concluded and Saturday midnight
       CET (Tuesday midnight CET for a final match) any delayed rights (whether
       clips or programmes) may be exploited by the clubs on official club platforms
       subject to the following conditions:
       a) clips and programmes may only be made available on a subscription basis
           (pay and/or pay-per-view);
       b) a single (i.e. only one at any moment in time) short promotional clip
           dedicated to a club’s performance in the UEFA Champions League and/or
           the play-offs of no more than one minute may be transmitted on a non-
           downloadable and free-of-charge access basis on each of the official club
           platforms. Such a clip may not feature footage from a match until after
           midnight CET after the conclusion of the relevant match;
       c) in respect of a video on demand/pull service whereby the viewing time
           may be freely determined by the viewer, clips and programmes may not
           be made available before midnight CET after the conclusion of the
           relevant match;
       d) in respect of any linear delivery/push services whereby the viewing time is
           scheduled and fixed by the official club platform, clips and programmes
           may not be made available before the later of (i) midnight CET and (ii)
           midnight local time in the country of exploitation (or in the relevant part of
           the country if there is more than one time zone in the country) on the day
           the relevant match is concluded.
           If the official club platform is unable to limit its transmissions to different
           time zones within a particular country, then the relevant clip or programme
           may only be made available at midnight local time in the latest time zone
           in that country. For example, an official club platform transmitting in
           Australia and being unable to split its signal geographically cannot exploit
           the delayed rights in Sydney until midnight local time in Perth.
           Furthermore, there may be no linear/push exploitation of any delayed
           rights whilst any of the following matches are being played: (i) a UEFA
           Champions League or play-off match and/or (ii) a UEFA Europa League
           match;


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       e) all broadcasts and transmissions of clips (subject to paragraph 3.7b)
           above) and programmes must be encrypted on a conditional access basis;
       f) clips and programmes may be fully dedicated (i.e. 100%) to UEFA
           Champions League/play-offs; and
       g) clips and programmes may be sponsored by a third party (but not in a way
           that creates a direct or indirect association with the UEFA Champions
           League/play-offs). The sole exceptions relate to clips and programmes
           containing more than 50% of UEFA content comprising UEFA Champions
           League/play-off content and any other UEFA-related content, including
           other UEFA competitions (such as the UEFA Europa League and/or UEFA
           Super Cup); such clips and programmes cannot have any sponsorship
           and/or direct/indirect third party association.
3.8.   After Saturday midnight CET (Tuesday midnight CET for a final match), clubs
       may continue to exercise the delayed rights on official club platforms subject
       to the following conditions:
       a) as part of a video on demand/pull service whereby the viewing time may
           be freely determined by the viewer, clips and programmes may be made
           available on a free and/or subscription basis (pay and/or pay-per-view);
       b) as part of a linear delivery/push service whereby the viewing time is
           scheduled and fixed by the official club platform, the clips and
           programmes may be made available on a free and/or subscription basis
           (pay and/or pay-per-view). However, there may be no linear/push
           exploitation of any delayed rights whilst any of the following matches are
           being played: (i) a UEFA Champions League or play-off match and/or (ii) a
           UEFA Europa League match;
       c) clips and programmes may be fully dedicated (i.e. 100%) to UEFA
           Champions League/play-offs; and
       d) clips and programmes may be sponsored by a third party (but not in a way
           that creates a direct or indirect association with the UEFA Champions
           League/play-offs). The sole exceptions relate to clips and programmes
           containing more than 50% of UEFA content comprising UEFA Champions
           League/play-off content and any other UEFA-related content, including
           other UEFA competitions (such as the UEFA Europa League and/or UEFA
           Super Cup); such clips and programmes cannot have any sponsorship
           and/or direct/indirect third party association.
                               Club media partners
3.9.   Between Thursday midnight CET and Saturday midnight CET (between
       Sunday midnight CET and Tuesday midnight CET for a final match), clubs
       may license certain delayed rights to club media partners as part of a club
       magazine programme subject to the following conditions:
       a) any such programme must be club branded and fully dedicated to the club
          (e.g. The Arsenal FC Hour). It is however acknowledged by UEFA that for


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           a city/regional club media partner, the programme could be jointly branded
           with another club from the city/region (e.g. The Arsenal FC and Chelsea
           FC Hour, broadcast by a regional club media partner for the London area);
      b)   programmes may be made available on a free and/or subscription basis
           (pay and/or pay-per-view);
      c)   any such programme is made available as part of a linear delivery/push
           service whereby the viewing time is scheduled and fixed by the official
           club platform. However, there may be no linear/push exploitation of any
           delayed rights whilst any of the following matches are being played: (i) a
           UEFA Champions League or play-off match and/or (ii) a UEFA Europa
           League match;
      d)   no individual programme may contain more than 50% of UEFA content
           comprising UEFA Champions League/play-off content and any other
           UEFA-related content, including other UEFA competitions (such as the
           UEFA Europa League and/or UEFA Super Cup). The only exception to
           this rule is a programme dedicated to the final and released by the winning
           club (which may have 100% UEFA Champions League final related
           content);
      e)   no more than two clubs can license to the same club media partner the
           right to transmit club magazine programmes on the same channel during a
           given period and no more than four clubs can license such a right to the
           same club media partner for exploitation on the same platform;
      f)   there shall be at least a four-hour gap between the end of the linear/push
           exploitation of one club magazine programme and the start of the
           linear/push exploitation on the same channel of another club magazine
           programme (whether dedicated to the same club or another club); and
      g)   a programme may be sponsored by a third party (but not in a way that
           creates a direct or indirect association with the UEFA Champions
           League/play-offs). The sole exception relates to a programme dedicated to
           the final and released by the winning club in the manner described in point
           a) above – such programmes cannot have any sponsorship and/or
           direct/indirect third party association.

3.10. After Saturday midnight CET (Tuesday midnight CET for a final match), clubs
      may continue to license certain delayed rights to club media partners as part
      of a club magazine programme in accordance with the terms of paragraph 3.9
      above save that the provisions of paragraph 3.9 e) above shall no longer
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                         C. Fixed-media exploitation
3.11. The conditions for audiovisual fixed-media exploitation of delayed rights are
      as follows:
      a) as from Thursday midnight CET (Sunday midnight CET for a final match);
      b) club branded and dedicated product (e.g. Olympique Lyonnais History);
      c) an individual product cannot contain more than 50% of UEFA content
          comprising UEFA Champions League/play-off content and any other
          UEFA-related content, including other UEFA competitions (such as the
          UEFA Europa League and/or UEFA Super Cup). The only exception to
          this rule is a single product (distributed on a stand-alone basis) dedicated
          to the final and released by the winning club (which may have 100% UEFA
          Champions League final related content);
      d) the fixed media devices may be employed to reproduce match footage of
          the UEFA Champions League/play-off matches together with other
          editorial elements but may not incorporate any other content (for example,
          video games or interactive quizzes) and their sole function shall be to
          store the above content;
      e) the product may be sponsored by a third party (but not in a way that
          creates a direct or indirect association with the UEFA Champions
          League/play-offs). The sole exceptions relate to a product dedicated to the
          final and released by the winning club in the manner described in point c)
          above – such products cannot have any sponsorship and/or direct/indirect
          third party association; and
      f) in case of production of a series of products (i.e. several DVDs associated
          by a common theme including name, branding, packaging, distribution
          and/or promotion), (i) the series and (ii) each product forming part of the
          series shall be considered as a product for the purpose of this section C.
          Example:
          Within a series of DVDs dedicated to the history of FC Barcelona:
          i) the series of DVDs shall contain a maximum of 50% of UEFA content
              comprising UEFA Champions League/play-off content and any other
              UEFA-related content, including other UEFA competitions (such as the
              UEFA Europa League and/or UEFA Super Cup); and
          ii) each DVD shall contain a maximum of 50% of UEFA content
              comprising UEFA Champions League/play-off content and any other
              UEFA-related content, including other UEFA competitions (such as the
              UEFA Europa League and/or UEFA Super Cup), with the exception of
              one DVD featuring a final won by FC Barcelona.




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          D. UEFA European Champion Clubs’ Cup, UEFA Cup
                and UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cup
3.12. The delayed rights described in sections B and C may also be exploited
      and/or licensed by the relevant participating clubs in relation to (i) each final of
      the UEFA European Champion Clubs’ Cup played from 1956 to 1992, (ii)
      each final of the UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cup, (iii) each final of the
      UEFA Cup played from 1998 to 2006; and (iv) each quarter-final, semi-final
      and final of the UEFA Cup played between 2007 and 2009. This applies only
      to the clubs that participated in such matches (on a non-exclusive basis but
      under the conditions set out in sections B and C).
3.13. The clubs agree that UEFA may non-exclusively exploit and license, as
      envisaged in these regulations, the media rights in relation to (i) all other
      matches of the UEFA European Champion Clubs’ Cup played from 1956 to
      1992 and (ii) all other matches of (a) the UEFA Cup and (b) the UEFA
      European Cup Winners’ Cup which have not been centrally marketed by
      UEFA.
3.14. Both UEFA and the clubs agree to provide reasonable assistance to each
      other to source the relevant material to exercise the rights envisaged
      respectively in paragraphs 3.12 and 3.13.
4.     AUDIO RIGHTS
4.1.   UEFA may non-exclusively exploit the audio rights for all UEFA Champions
       League and play-off matches. Clubs will be given the name of the UEFA
       media partners to whom rights have been licensed by UEFA in due time.
       Clubs may not charge any fee to these UEFA media partners.
4.2.   Clubs may non-exclusively exploit (themselves or via their official club
       platforms and/or club media partners) the audio rights for their respective
       home matches (except the final). Unless otherwise specified in this
       paragraph 4, clubs may charge a fee to such partners to whom they grant
       audio rights. No sub-licensing by official club platform(s) and/or club media
       partner(s) is allowed.
4.3.   On a season by season basis, clubs may decide to grant non-exclusive audio
       rights (regardless of transmission technology) for their respective home
       matches to two domestic club media partners (domestic media partners). The
       technical cost charged by the clubs to such domestic media partners must not
       exceed €1,000 per match and the clubs may not charge them any other fee.
4.4.   On a visiting club’s request, the home club must grant to two of the visiting
       club domestic media partners (as identified by the visiting club in accordance
       with paragraph 4.3) audio rights for the match at technical cost. Such a
       technical cost must not exceed €1,000 per match and the clubs may not
       charge them any other fee.
4.5.   All such domestic media partners must be provided with appropriate technical
       facilities and commentary positions in the stadium.

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4.6.   Furthermore, if requested by visiting clubs, they may conclude reciprocal
       agreements with such clubs.
4.7.   As a general principle, clubs have the right to audio report on their official club
       platforms, free of charge, UEFA Champions League and play-off matches in
       which the club is participating. If in order to exploit such right, the official club
       platform requires access to the stadium and/or other technical facilities, such
       access and facilities shall be granted free of charge by the home club to the
       visiting club but are subject to availability.
4.8.   There shall be no direct and/or indirect third party association with UEFA
       Champions League/play-off programming/content (to preserve exclusivity for
       the official UEFA Champions League/play-off partners). In particular, clubs
       must therefore ensure that official club platforms and club media partners do
       not sell any form of sponsorship of or association with (i) the programme
       featuring UEFA Champions League/play-off coverage and/or (ii) the UEFA
       Champions League/play-offs.




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                      ANNEX VIII - LOCALLY TRAINED PLAYERS

Possible combinations to comply with the List A requirements (as defined in Article 18):
        TOTAL          "FREE"        CLUB              ASSOCIATION       TOTAL LIST
        LIST A         PLAYERS       TRAINED           TRAINED           A (effective)
        (potential)

 1      25             17            8                 0                 25

 2      25             17            7                 1                 25

 3      25             17            7                 0                 24

 4      25             17            6                 2                 25

 5      25             17            6                 1                 24

 6      25             17            6                 0                 23

 7      25             17            5                 3                 25

 8      25             17            5                 2                 24

 9      25             17            5                 1                 23

 10     25             17            5                 0                 22

 11     25             17            4                 4                 25

 12     25             17            4                 3                 24

 13     25             17            4                 2                 23

 14     25             17            4                 1                 22

 15     25             17            4                 0                 21

 16     25             17            3                 4                 24

 17     25             17            3                 3                 23




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      TOTAL         "FREE"    CLUB      ASSOCIATION   TOTAL LIST
      LIST A        PLAYERS   TRAINED   TRAINED       A (effective)
      (potential)

 18   25            17        3         2             22

 19   25            17        3         1             21

 20   25            17        3         0             20

 21   25            17        2         4             23

 22   25            17        2         3             22

 23   25            17        2         2             21

 24   25            17        2         1             20

 25   25            17        2         0             19

 26   25            17        1         4             22

 27   25            17        1         3             21

 28   25            17        1         2             20

 29   25            17        1         1             19

 30   25            17        1         0             18

 31   25            17        0         4             21

 32   25            17        0         3             20

 33   25            17        0         2             19

 34   25            17        0         1             18

 35   25            17        0         0             17




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               ANNEX IX - MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF PLAYERS

The following tables A to G show what examinations and tests are mandatory for the
competition.
Where a section or subsection is mandatory, it must be completed within one year of
the start of the competition and be updated annually. Sections or subsections
indicated as non-mandatory are strongly recommended.


A. PERSONAL FOOTBALL HISTORY
A player’s personal football history represents the football-specific basis for their
medical examination. This should be documented and kept up to date throughout the
player's career.
UEFA recommends these recordings as best practice following several
football-specific medical research studies that suggest it would assist medical doctors
with their internal medical audits.

                                                                         Mandatory?
 A1     Total number of matches played in previous season
        (incl. friendly matches)
                                                                         no
 A2     Dominant leg
 A3     Position on the field


B. MEDICAL HISTORY AND HEREDITY
A player’s general medical history and heredity is the starting point for their medical
record. It is essential that the outcome of these checks is kept up to date throughout
the player's career.

                                                                         Mandatory?
 B1     Family history
        (first generation, i.e. parents, brothers and sisters)
        a) Hypertension, stroke
        b) Heart conditions incl. sudden cardiac death
        c) Vascular problems, varicose, deep venous thrombosis
                                                                         yes
        d) Diabetes
        e) Allergies, asthma
        f) Cancer, blood disease
        g) Chronic joint or muscle problems
        h) Hormonal problems



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B2   Medical history
     a) Heart problems, arrhythmias, syncope
     b) Concussion
     c) Allergies, asthma
                                                                   yes
     d) Recurrent infections
     e) Major diseases
     f) Major injuries causing surgery, hospitalisation, absence
        from football of more than one month
B3   Present complaints
     a) Symptoms such as general pain (muscle, articulation)
     b) Chest pain, dyspnoea, palpitation, arrhythmia
     c) Dizziness, syncope
                                                                   yes
     d) Flu-like symptoms, cough, expectoration
     e) Loss of appetite, weight loss
     f) Sleeplessness
     g) Gastrointestinal upset
B4   Medication/supplements
     a) Specific medication currently being taken
     b) Evidence that a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) has
                                                                   yes
        been granted (if required)
     c) Nutritional supplements being taken
     d) Awareness of anti-doping rules and responsibilities
B5   Vaccinations

     Vaccination record (incl. dates)
                                                                   yes
     Strongly recommended: Vaccination against Tetanus and
     Hepatitis A and B




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C. GENERAL MEDICAL EXAMINATION
This is the second part of the doctor's routine physical examination.

                                                                           Mandatory?
 C1     a) Height
        b) Weight
        c) Blood pressure (to ensure validity of continuous testing, it
           is recommended to always use the same arm and to
           specify it in the player's medical records)
        d) Head and neck (eyes, incl. vision test, nose, ears, teeth,
           throat, thyroid gland)
        e) Lymph nodes
        f) Chest and lungs (inspection, auscultation, percussion,          yes
           inspiratory and expiratory chest expansion)
        g) Heart (sounds, murmurs, pulse, arrhythmias)
        h) Abdomen (incl. hernia, scars)
        i) Blood vessels (e.g. peripheral pulses, vascular murmurs,
           varicose veins)
        j) Skin inspection
        k) Nervous system (e.g. reflexes, sensory abnormalities)
        l) Motor system (e.g. weakness, atrophy)


D. SPECIAL CARDIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION
As a principle, a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and an
echocardiography must be performed at the earliest opportunity during the career of
a player and in particular if indicated by clinical examination. If indicated from the
history, or with a new clinical event, it is recommended to perform repeated testing
including an exercise ECG and an echocardiography.
It is mandatory to perform one standard 12-lead ECG and one echocardiography:
            i) on all players at the latest before their 21st birthday;
              and
          ii) on all players who are older than 21 if they do not yet have an ECG
              and echocardiography in their personal medical records.
The results of all examinations performed must be included in the player's
medical records.

                                                                        Mandatory?
 D1     a) Electrocardiogram (12-lead ECG)                              yes,
        b) Echocardiography                                             according to Di
                                                                        and Dii above


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E. LABORATORY EXAMINATION
Mandatory and strongly recommended tests are detailed below as a means of
conducting a comprehensive laboratory screening. This list is by no means complete.
All laboratory tests must be conducted with the informed consent of the player and in
accordance with national legislation (cf. confidentiality, discrimination, etc.).

                                                                           Mandatory?
 E1     a) Blood count (haemoglobin, haematocrit, erythrocytes,
           leukocytes, thrombocytes)
                                                                           Yes
        b) Urine test ('dipstick test' to determine level of protein and
           sugar)
 E2     a) Sedimentation rate
        b) CRP
        c) Blood fats (cholesterol, HDL- and LDL cholesterol,
           triglycerides)
        d) Glucose
        e) Uric acid
        f) Creatinine
        g) Aspartate amino-transferase
        h) Alanine amino-transferase
        i) Gamma-gIutamyl-transferase                                      no
        j) Creatine kinase
        k) Potassium
        l) Sodium
        m) Magnesium
        n) Iron
        o) Ferritin
        p) Blood group
        q) HIV test
        r) Hepatitis screening


F. ORTHOPAEDIC EXAMINATION AND FUNCTIONAL TESTS
Points F1 (a) to (f) are mandatory checks that are common in sports medical
examinations. Points F2 (a) to (c) are recommended to assist team doctors with
preventive strategies and tests in the rehabilitation of injured players.
In addition, team doctors are advised to consider running tests to exclude
spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.
References for further assistance in respect of functional tests:
       −   Simple but reliable functional tests: Ekstrand J, Karlsson J, Hodson A.
           Football Medicine. London: Martin Dunitz (Taylor & Francis Group),
           2003:562;

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       −   Range of motion and tests for muscle tightness: Ekstrand J, Wiktorsson M,
           Oberg B et al. Lower extremity goniometric measurements: a study to
           determine their reliability. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1982;63:171-5;
       −   One-leg hop test: Ageberg E, Zatterstrom R, Moritz U. Stabilometry and
           one-leg hop test have high test-retest reliability. Scand J Med Sci Sports
           1998;8-4:198-202.
       −   SOLEC test: Ageberg E, Zatterstrom R, Moritz U. Stabilometry and one-
           leg hop test have high test-retest reliability. Scand J Med Sci Sports
           1998;8-4:198-202.

                                                                          Mandatory?
 F1     a) Spinal column: inspection and functional examination
           (tenderness, pain, range of movement)
        b) Shoulder: pain, mobility and stability
        c) Hip, groin and thigh: pain and mobility
                                                                          yes
        d) Knee: pain, mobility, stability and effusion
        e) Lower leg: pain (shin splint syndrome, Achilles tendon)
        f) Ankle and foot: pain, mobility, stability and effusion

 F2     a) Range of motion (ROM) and muscle tightness
           i)    Adductors
           ii)   Hamstrings
           iii)  Iliopsoas
           iv)   Quadriceps
                                                                          no
           v)    Gastrocnemius
           vi)   Soleus
        b) Muscle strength (one-leg hop test)
        c) Muscle balance test (SOLEC test: standing on one leg
           with eyes closed)


G. RADIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION AND ULTRASOUND SCAN
If indicated by the clinical and functional findings of the medical examination, a
radiological examination including ultrasound scan, X-ray and MRI may be
appropriate.
Any radiographies performed, particularly after injury, must be included in the player's
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     ANNEX X - MINIMUM MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAYERS, TEAM
               OFFICIALS, REFEREE TEAM AND MATCH OFFICERS

This document details the minimum medical requirements for UEFA competitions in
terms of the services to be provided by the host club/association for the treatment of
players, team officials, referee team and match officers. Specific requirements for
each competition are detailed under each section.
1.     Pitchside Medical Equipment
        Mandatory requirements apply to:
        a) matchday in all UEFA competitions;
        b) matchday -1 in all UEFA competitions where teams train at the matchday
           stadium/hall.
Pitchside medical equipment should ideally be provided in an emergency bag. Note
that this equipment is required in addition to the ambulance emergency bag listed in
section 2.

MANDATORY                                  RECOMMENDED
1 x spinal board and fixing equipment
(with side head supports and straps)
Defibrillator (AED) with rhythm and
patient data recording
Hardboard stretcher

Stethoscope

BP monitor with cuff size 10cm/66cm

Pupil lamp

Pulse oximeter
Blood sugar gauge and/or blood sugar
test sticks

Cardiac drugs

Adrenaline

Antihistamine

Hydrocortisone



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Diazepam

Infusion equipment with administration
sets and solutions

Portable oxygen (minimum 0.5 litre)      Larynx mask

Portable aspirator                       Intubation equipment
                                         Cricothyrotomoy set with disposable
Resuscitators with masks and airways
                                         scalpel
Pocket mask

Bag valve mask

Spacer device for bronchodilators

Adhesive fixing materials

Box splints (for fixation of limbs)

Cervical collar set/rigid neck brace

Disinfection equipment

Disposable gloves

Tourniquet

Lubricant and lidocaine

Bolt cutters or heavy scissors




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2.     Ambulance
        Mandatory requirements apply to:
        a) matchday at the stadium/hall in all UEFA competitions;
        b) matchday -1 training session at the stadium in the UEFA Champions
            League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA European Football Championship
            and UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
For training sessions in competitions other than the UEFA Champions League, UEFA
Europa League, UEFA European Football Championship and UEFA European
Under-21 Championship, it is the responsibility of the host club/association to ensure
that an ALS ambulance, staffed by at least one paramedic, is available at a suitable
location to permit emergency medical evacuation from the venue without delay.
Where ambulances are required at the stadium/hall, it is advised that private
ambulances should be used when public ones cannot be guaranteed, in order to
secure the presence of the ambulance at the stadium/hall for the required duration
(four hours).

MANDATORY                                        RECOMMENDED
1 x fully equipped advanced life support (ALS)
ambulance:
• For sole use of the players, team officials,
  referee team and match officers
• To be present 1.5 hours before the match
  starts and to remain for the duration of the
  match and until 1 hour after the end of the
  match (total 4 hours)
• To be present 0.5 hours before the MD-1
  training session and to remain until 0.5
  hours after the end of the training session
• Location to be confirmed to team doctors on
  arrival at the stadium/hall.
• To contain fully equipped emergency bag
  and AED defibrillator.
• To be positioned in an area of the
  stadium/arena that best permits quick
  egress from pitch area/dressing rooms for
  emergency medical evacuation
• To be staffed by at least one paramedic




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3.     Medical Staff
       Mandatory requirements apply to:
       a) matchday in all UEFA competitions;
       b) matchday -1 in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League,
           UEFA European Football Championship and UEFA European Under-21
           Championship.
       The host club/association is responsible for ensuring that a physician trained
       in emergency medicine is present at pitchside from at least the point at which
       the teams arrive at the stadium/hall and until their departure. This role can be
       performed by the home team doctor, provided that:
           −   The team doctor is trained and qualified in emergency first aid
               techniques;
           −   another official from the host club/association is appointed to facilitate
               emergency medical evacuation from the stadium/hall without delay.

MANDATORY                                      RECOMMENDED
1 x pitchside emergency doctor:                Pitchside emergency doctor to be fluent
• Performs the role of medical                 English speaker
  coordinator for the stadium/hall unless
  a specific medical coordinator is also
  provided.
• Responsible for ensuring that the
  required pitchside medical equipment
  detailed in section 1 is present
• Responsible for the treatment of
  players, team officials, referee team
  and match officers only

1 x stretcher team (with hardboard             2 x stretcher teams with at least two
stretcher(s) and at least two trained          trained carriers per team (first aid
carriers (first aid qualification/stretcher-   qualification/stretcher-carrying
carrying experience)                           experience) and 2 x hardboard
                                               stretchers)




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4.       Emergency Medical Room Equipment
An emergency medical room is a mandatory requirement for all matches in all
competitions. This medical room must be located close to the dressing rooms (same
level).
MANDATORY                                                   RECOMMENDED

1 examination and treatment table/couch                     Toilet

2 x chairs

Mirror

Current WADA Prohibited List

Prescription pad

Bright light

Running water

Stethoscope

Blood pressure machine (sphygmomanometer)
Suture material/kit (1 pince/1 needle holder/Nylon 000 (2
sutures))
D-size Oxygen (at least 15 litres per minute flow rate)

Nebuliser

Gloves (sterile and non)

Syringes

Needles

Sharps boxes

Tampons

Hand gel

Dressing packs



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Blood and urine rapid analysis dipsticks

Tooth transport (medium)

Foil blankets

Opthalmoscope and auroscope

Penlight

Ice and plastic bags

Alcohol swabs

Bandages

Tongue depressors
Supply of local anaesthetic (Lidocaine 2% and/or
Ropivacaine)
Chlorpheniramine injection

Hydrocortisone injection

Adrenaline 1/10,000 injection

Epipen/anapen

Amiodarone injection

Diazepam, either sublingual or diazemuls injection

Iv salbutamol

Stemetil injection

Glucagon




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5.     Pre-Match Information Provision (single matches only)
This information must be sent by the host club/association to the visiting team’s
medical staff at least two weeks in advance of the match. A copy must also be sent
to the UEFA match delegate.

MANDATORY                                   RECOMMENDED
Contact details of club and stadium/hall    Emergency contact name and telephone
medical staff. To include at least:         number(s) for all stadium/hall medical
• name and mobile telephone number of       staff
  pitchside emergency doctor
• name and mobile telephone number of
  stadium/hall medical coordinator (if
  different to pitchside doctor)

Stadium/arena map clearly identifying:
• the location of the ambulance
  dedicated to players, team officials,
  referee team and match officers
• exit point for emergencies         into
  ambulance             from          the
  pitch/tunnel/dressing room areas
• location of the medical room
Details of the emergency evacuation
plan from the stadium/hall for serious
injuries occurring in the pitch area on
MD, and MD-1 where applicable
Contact details and address/location of     Contact details of local surgeons and
the nearest hospital with accident and      their associated specialities
emergency facilities
                                            Contact details of one representative
                                            from host club/association who would be
                                            available      to        assist    visiting
                                            club/association         with     medical
                                            requirements once team has left the
                                            host city (i.e. if visiting doctor has to
                                            remain with injured player)




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6.     Pre-Tournament Information Provision
This information must be provided to UEFA as part of the tournament preparation
process. All details must be provided to the UEFA match delegate at least two
weeks in advance of the first match.

MANDATORY                                                       RECOMMENDED
Fluent English-speaking tournament doctor:                      At least 1 x English-
• to be accommodated at tournament headquarters or in           speaking member of
  neighbourhood of tournament                                   staff to be named as
                                                                main contact at each
• to be available 24/7 from date of first team’s arrival
                                                                identified       reference
  until date of last team’s departure
                                                                medical facility
A detailed plan to be issued to UEFA at least three             Plan to also contain:
months in advance of the tournament detailing the               • named contact staff
following for matches, training sessions, hotels and team          at     all    reference
excursions:                                                        medical facilities
• How medical incidents will be managed including:              • procedures        for
       −     medical communication procedures between             payment of medical
             tournament medical staff and treatment               services by visiting
             facilities                                           association
         − responsibilities of key medical personnel at         • medical     equipment
             the tournament;                                      provided at hotel and
         − emergency evacuation plans                             training ground
• Confirmation that teams will receive preferential and
  expedient treatment at all identified reference medical
  facilities, 24/7 (where applicable) for the duration of the
  tournament
• The names, locations, addresses and medical
  specialities of all identified treatment facilities,
  including emergency treatment facilities for all
  stadiums/halls used in the competition
Plan is to also contain the following:
• procedures for import of medication into the host
  country
• immunisation status/requirements in the host country
• confirmation of visiting team doctor's right to practice
  in the host country
• confirmation of all medical equipment to be provided at
  stadiums/halls



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7.    Other requirements

MANDATORY                  RECOMMENDED
                           Team doctor to provide own emergency
                           medical kit bag at all matches




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                                                           INDEX

Access List for the 2012/13 UEFA                                   Exceptions to a structural criterion ..18
  club competitions ........................ 45                    Expenses ........................................16
Accreditation............................. 22, 23                  Final ..........................................12, 18
Admission criteria ............................. 2                 Financial Provisions ........................36
Admission procedure ........................ 4                     Fixtures ...........................................16
Advertising boards operator                                        Fixtures for the qualifying phase .....17
  position ....................................... 23              Flags ...............................................22
Alternative venues .......................... 18                   Floodlights ......................................20
Anthems ......................................... 24               Giant screens..................................21
Appeals .......................................... 36              Group stage ....................................10
Appointment of referees ................. 34                       Half-time interval .............................26
Arrival of referees ........................... 34                 Handshakes, ...................................24
Arrival of the teams......................... 24                   Imagery ...........................................40
Artificial turf standard ...................... 20                 Integrity of the competition ............1, 4
Automatic reversals ........................ 17                    Intellectual Property Rights .............42
Away goals and extra time under                                    Items which do not form part of the
  the knockout system ................... 12                          playing attire ................................33
Badges ........................................... 32              Kick-off times ..................................17
Balls................................................ 33           Kicks from the penalty mark............26
Break before extra time .................. 26                      Kit approval procedure ....................30
CAS ................................................ 43            Kit Regulations................................30
Change of shirt sponsor ................. 31                       Laws of the Game...........................24
Choice of shirt sponsor ................... 31                     Liaison officer..................................34
Clocks............................................. 20             List B...............................................29
Closing Provisions .......................... 43                   Locally trained players ..............28, 87
Coefficient Ranking System ........... 48                          Match abandoned ...........................15
Colours ........................................... 30             Match cancelled ..............................14
Commercial Matters ....................... 68                      Match dates ....................................16
Commercial rights........................... 39                    Match Organisation .........................22
Competition badge ......................... 32                     Match sheet ....................................25
Competition system .......................... 9                    Medals ..............................................8
Conditions for registration............... 29                      Media Matters .................................51
Conditions for registration: List A .... 28                        Media positioning at UEFA
Contracts ........................................ 37                 matches.......................................62
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) 43                            Medical examination of players.......89
Deadline for changes of shirt                                      Medical requirements ................24,94
  sponsor ....................................... 31               Multiple-winner badge .....................32
Declaration of protests.................... 35                     Names ............................................31
Disciplinary Law and Procedures ... 34                             Number of clubs per association.......1
Doping ............................................ 36             Number of rounds .............................9
Duties ............................................... 1           Numbers .........................................31
Duties of the clubs ............................ 6                 Penalty ............................................26
Entries .............................................. 1           Pitch conditions...............................19
Pitch watering schedule.................. 22              Special material used in the
Player Eligibility .............................. 27         stadium........................................33
Player names and numbers............ 31                   Sponsor ..........................................31
Play-offs ......................................... 10    Stadium categories .........................18
Play-offs and UEFA Champions                              Stadium certificate ..........................19
  League ........................................ 37      Stadium inspections ........................19
Promotional purposes..................... 40              Structural criterion...........................18
Protests .......................................... 36    Subsequent registration ..................29
Public screens ................................ 21        Substitutes’ benches .......................24
Qualifying phase ............................. 10         Substitution boards .........................23
Quarter-finals .................................. 12      Substitution of players ....................24
Rankings ........................................ 13      Technical seats and technical area.24
Reasons for protests ...................... 36            Ticket allocations ............................23
Red cards ....................................... 35      Ties .................................................13
Referee liaison officer ..................... 34          Titleholder .........................................1
Referee’s report.............................. 34         Titleholder badge ............................32
Referees ......................................... 33     Training sessions on the pitch ........23
Referees’ costs ............................... 36        Trophy...............................................7
Refusal to play................................ 14        TV camera positions .......................63
Replacement of players on the                             UEFA Champions League Club
  match sheet ................................ 26            Media Rights Guidelines .............76
Respect badge ............................... 32          UEFA Champions League
Respect Fair Play Assessment....... 64                       competition system .....................46
Responsibilities of the associations                      UEFA Disciplinary Regulations .......34
  and clubs ...................................... 8      UEFA match calendar 2012/13 .......47
Revenue from play-offs and UEFA                           UEFA payments to clubs ................38
  Champions League contracts ..... 37                     UEFA responsibilities ........................8
Reversals ....................................... 17      Unfit referee ....................................34
Roofs .............................................. 21   Unforeseen circumstances .............43
Round of 16 .................................... 12       Venue data coordinator position .....22
Safety requirements ....................... 19            Venues............................................17
Scope of application ......................... 1          Walk-on music ................................24
Seeding of clubs ............................. 13         Yellow and red cards ......................35
Semi-finals...................................... 12      Yellow cards ...................................35

				
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